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: on Saturday

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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 30, 2016 at 7:24pm

Wow! Autocorrect actually learned something useful.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 30, 2016 at 5:57pm

GC - you're making me wish for the first time that prayers would work.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 30, 2016 at 5:38pm

(btw, Ruth, my phone's autocorrect has learned that capitalization of tRump!)

A Joe.My.God. commenter, in a post about today being International Blasphemy Rights Day, reposted Pablo F. Lobo's cartoon that's appropriate here:

Young woman to silver-haired priest: “Father, I'm lesbian...” “Ask God for help to cure you from that sin!” [woman kneeling, hands together in prayer] “God, please, let my problem disappear...” [priest disappears with a 'PUF' of smoke](click to enlarge) This seems to be a translation from Portuguese.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 28, 2016 at 5:32pm

ROFL, physics to prove gay marriage wrong. Quite a chuckle.

Thanks for the heads up on tRump's promise to persecute us, Bertold. <sigh>

image source

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 28, 2016 at 1:47pm

In a declaration surprising to no one, Trump pledges to bring hate to a state near you.

Trump Promises State Sanctioned Religious Discrimination

[entire article]

Trump promises to support religious based discrimination against LGBT people if elected president.


In a little noticed press release issued late last week Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump pledged his support for the First Amendment Defense Act, which would explicitly authorize discrimination against LGBT people.


In the statement, issued September 22 and titled “Issues Of Importance To Catholics,” Trump promises to protect sincerely held religious beliefs, even if that means sanctioning discrimination against LGBT people and others.

Comment by Daniel W on September 19, 2016 at 12:23pm
Growing up gay in Communist China - not bad per this author.

http://qz.com/784867/gay-rights-in-china-what-it-was-like-growing-u...

Ning emigrated about 30 years ago, mainly due to persecution. I should add that when I lived in Indiana about the same time, local police were entrapping gay men, arresting them and publishing their names in the newspaper, the University chancellor at Purdue, where I was a grad student, reassured students' families that there were no gays in his university, there were mysterious murders, my friends received death threats, and AIDS was killing many of my friends and associates. sometimes, it gets better.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 18, 2016 at 3:23pm

Daniel, I think you're right - being gay is just a polarity reversal at some fundamental level. It's nothing for anyone to get their knickers in a wad over.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 17, 2016 at 10:35am

Although Mr. Amalaha's scientific conclusions are bogus, there should be a Nobel prize for thinking outside the box. Kind of like a Darwin Award for intelligence.  

Comment by Daniel W on September 16, 2016 at 11:41pm
Oh, the guy was a chemical engineer. I
Back when the earth was young and Fred Flintstone was in diapers, I decided it would be fun somehow to infuse my microbiology phd plan with a hefty dose of chemical engineering. I'm sure that added a year to my program, and didn't benefit me in any tangible way. The point here is, I'm not surprised that a chem engineer student came up with that analysis. The ones I knew were a pretty clueless bunch about most things that didn't include slide rules or pocket protectors. I even knew a gay one. He was not liked or accepted by his engineering fellow students, even though he was as geeky as they were. Ah the good old days.
Comment by Daniel W on September 16, 2016 at 11:29pm
The thing about being gay is your magnetic pole gets reversed.

All this talk about South Poles has me thinking about penguins. I suppose they don't mind fish breath, but it seems pretty disgusting to me.
 

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