LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

Information

LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

Nontheist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people & friends.

Members: 18
Latest Activity: 9 hours ago

Forum is now open for comments only, due to limited moderation.

The original creator has been absent 8 years.  She may no longer identify as Lesbian or as Atheist, but could still experience discrimination due to being listed as creator of this group.  This group does come up on internet search with this person, and her photo photo, as group creator.  We live in era when discrimination can be expected to increase on many fronts.

I moderated since that time. On several occasions, I requested that another member moderate, but was unable to find a volunteer who would actively moderate content.

Please be aware, posts left active on this group, especially discussion forum, can be hazardous to members, even ones who have been gone for many years.  In most states and countries, there is no protection for LGBT people regarding employment, housing, or employment.  The same is true regarding atheists.  Some members may not even be aware of discrimination, and may not be aware that their old posts and images are still there to come back and haunt them.  Posts and the membership list are visible on internet searches.

There has been at least one case of a member of Atheist Nexus experiencing employment discrimination due to their membership. 

Another member of Atheist Nexus was murdered in India, in 2011 (Ajita Kamal).  As far as I can tell, the perpetrator and motive were never found, but Kamal was a known atheist, and known atheists are frequently targeted for brutal killings in South Asia.

Any member who posts, without having their own photo or name on their screen name and avatar, is expressing implied agreement, by default, about the importance of privacy, even on the internet.

A controversial group needs an active moderator, who will look out for the needs and safety of the members, as much as possible in such a forum.

As has recently been done, posts on Atheist Nexus are subject to screenshots.  They are also be subject to internet search.

I recommend that interested members start a new LGBT group, so that there is no issue with long absent group creator and no longer having a moderator.  Until that time, this group is open for a rolling comment wall.  I am not able to expire comments without closing the entire comment page, due to host program (Ning) limitations on moderation.

Daniel W.

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends to add comments!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 14, 2012 at 2:03am

Just curious:  who are Jason and Paul?  Am I supposed to know them?

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 14, 2012 at 1:42am

Great wedding flash mob. I love looking at flash mob videos. But "Safety Dance"? Really? Now it's stuck, and I'll be humming and/or singing it for days. And believe me, that's not a pretty sight [or sound]. Way to go, SB. As per my usual, peace. But none for me.

Comment by Daniel W on March 13, 2012 at 7:19pm

Jason and Paul's Wedding Flash Mob

 

Comment by Daniel W on March 13, 2012 at 7:09pm

Here's the latest Marriage News Watch.  News around the country on Marriage Equality.  

 

Comment by Daniel W on March 12, 2012 at 10:17pm

You don't need to apologize for Minnesota.  Not your fault.  But can you please somehow invite Bachmann to go ice fishing during a Spring thaw?  Please?  And arrange for Kelley Yanta to tag along and hold the bait bucket for her?  Oh, and thank you for your efforts!

Comment by David Philip Norris on March 12, 2012 at 8:31pm

Ugh. I'd apologize for the whole state of Minnesota, but there are enough of us here who are fighting against hate and for equality. Every time they open their mouths they're getting worse press; and we had a huge victory a couple of weeks ago with the Anoka-Hennepin school district revising its own "don't say gay" policy. We have a long way to go, and with the redisricting of Michele Bachmann's district and it becoming even more conservative it'll be harder for a Democrat to oust her. But the gays of Minnesota are not giving up. We're just getting louder.

Comment by Daniel W on March 12, 2012 at 7:38pm

Mandatory teaching of hate in Iowa High school - teenagers were required to stay in assembly hosted by "You can run but you can't hide".  Apparently a "bigot-friendly" school.  The school superintendent stated that inviting the designated hate group to the school was an accident, and they intend not to allow it again.  The Minnesota-based musical group,"Junkyard Prophet" is representing YCRBYCH here.  Minnesota, of course, is working hard to be the hate capital of the upper midwest.  Michelle Bachmann would be proud - and probably is.

 

Comment by Daniel W on March 11, 2012 at 4:37pm

TFA, you are right of course.  I just wish the "Adam and Barney" guy would have said "Fred and Barney".  That would have been even funnier, what with the dinosaurs and all.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 10, 2012 at 9:10pm

RE: Omaha municipal testimony video.  The "logic" of these people is so twisted and irrelevant to the fundamental issue of human rights and decency.  The scary part is that these people are obviously involved in the political process and I'm sure they vote, which is why this video shows exactly why this country is so politically f*cked up.

Comment by Daniel W on March 10, 2012 at 12:02pm

Amazingly poignant - Onion story about me at 12 years old. OK, not me, but it could have been.  Completely.  How weird.  This is funny?  I thought it was sad, touching, sensitive, and completely real.  Strange.....

 

Members (18)

 
 
 

line

Update Your Membership :

Membership

line

line

Nexus on Social Media:

line

© 2017   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service