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 Thursday

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 Joan Denoo on July 22, 2016 at 3:28pm

I suppose I am not the only one who doesn't know the jargon  of the LGBTQ community, but what does m4m mean? 

OH! Even the dictionary knows the lingo. 

I can't say I am surprised, I can say that if the GOP perceives homosexuality a crime, then there are those who have a strong feeling of cognitive dissonance being in the Rep. party. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 22, 2016 at 11:17am

I'll take knowingly conniving for $500 Alex.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 21, 2016 at 10:15pm

Mary Fallin makes me vomit.  I'm totally disgusted when people like her speak so sincerely (and with a cute, little smile) about wanting equal rights for everybody.  Yet their actions are the total opposite.  Are they so utterly ignorant of the reality of the world outside their enclosed bubble, or are they knowingly conniving and evil?  I think it's both!  That's a dangerous and lethal combination.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 21, 2016 at 11:21am

Sure, there were gay people on the platform committee ... And They Accomplished NOTHING!  Dan Savage is perfectly justified in castigating those of the Log Cabin Republicans for their utter failure to manage some form of positive LGBTQ element to the GOP platform, as he did in this column.  Things have indeed gotten much worse for anyone who identifies as gay and Republican, and how they can maintain such a conflicted identity in this day and age is beyond me.

Comment by Daniel W on July 21, 2016 at 11:07am

"There were gay people on the platform committee"

"We beleive in the rights of all people" so they write an antigay platform.
Comment by Daniel W on July 21, 2016 at 11:04am

BB, thanks for finding yet more reasons for me to be disappointed by gay men.  Per your link,  "If there’s one thing that Republicans consistently hate, it’s LGBT people."  yet there are so many gay men kissing up to the republican conservative hate machine.  So sad.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 21, 2016 at 9:38am

You can back the GOP or you can advocate for equal rights for LGBT people. You can't do both at once—and anyone who claims to be doing both is lying.
-- Dan Savage

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 21, 2016 at 9:29am

From Gopocalypse:


GOP Hypocrisy, Humor, Politics, Social Media July 20, 2016
The Amount Of Republicans Seeking Gay Sex At The RNC Is Astounding

If there’s one thing that Republicans consistently hate, it’s LGBT people. They’ve been trying to pass laws for over a year now that would take away their rights. It’s so bad, that if Republicans had their way these poor people could even be refused the ability to do things like buy groceries.

With this in mind, you would imagine that the Republican National Convention would be some super huge gathering of totally heterosexual men. Boy, would that be a wrong assumption.

As Mic.com reported, the amount of RNC-related gay sex advertisements, offers, hookup requests and other various whatevers, are absolutely exploding on Craigslist. Below is just a short snippet of the personal ads looking for hot man on man action.


Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 19, 2016 at 11:16pm

@ Carl - As useless as balls on a priest used to be another perfectly apt expression - not so much any more. I guess celibacy isn't everything it's cracked up to be.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 19, 2016 at 11:14pm

The only thing crazier than queer Republicans is queer Catholics. It's the inverse of Woody Allen's quip that he wouldn't want to be a member of a club with low enough standards to have him as a member.

 

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