LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

Members: 18
Latest Activity: yesterday

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.

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Comment by Daniel W on February 27, 2011 at 9:12am
James, I always expect the worst with the Supreme court.  There have been some pleasant surprises, but I don't want to get my hopes up and get the rug pulled out form under me.
Comment by James M. Martin on February 24, 2011 at 6:52pm
Rereading an article about Justice Breyer by Jeffrey Toobin in an old New Yorker I began to speculate on what he might write either as a dissenting or concurring opinion when DOMA reaches the Supremes.  Breyer emerges as a pragmatic liberal of sorts, certainly not knee-jerk or doctrinaire but down to earth and non-partisan, as blind to parties as our statues of Justice.  It is Kennedy who worries me.  As the current swing vote, he can find DOMA constitutional, and as an Irish Catholic, he is likely to do just that.
Comment by Daniel W on February 24, 2011 at 10:37am
Bit slow around here lately.  I've had other challenges lately.  Maybe start a thread and see what happens......
Comment by dr kellie on February 9, 2011 at 11:38am

Transgendered flight attendants!  Awesome!

 

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/02/09/6016617-pioneering-...

Comment by Daniel W on February 7, 2011 at 7:14pm
I have trouble understanding the superbowl.  What's so special about a breakfast competition between Cap'n Crunch and Cheerios, anyway?
Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 7, 2011 at 6:07pm
I own a TV.  However, I don't subscribe to cable! (He said smugly.)  lol  So while everyone else is watching reality TV, I'm living it.  (And loving it, as Maxwell Smart used to say.)
Comment by dr kellie on February 7, 2011 at 5:10pm

Is that the kind of pride that makes people smugly announce that they don't own a tv?

I'm teasing with you, btw. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 7, 2011 at 3:25pm
Year after year I feel a bit of self pride the week leading up to Superbowl weekend that I have no idea what two teams are playing.
Comment by Dominic Florio on February 7, 2011 at 3:10pm
First we were talking about wide redeivers and tight ends, and now it's porking. LOL
Comment by dr kellie on February 7, 2011 at 2:57pm
I like football so much that I stayed home alone to watch the game because I get so irritated with people distracting me at the bar (and I am almost always up for a party at the bar).  But then, I'd rather go hog hunting than attend an orchid show;)
 

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