LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

Members: 17
Latest Activity: Oct 10

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 May 7, 2016 at 6:42pm

I agree, Daniel. Let those people who believe faith is the way to make decisions and laws have no place in a rational society. They don't seem to know how to negotiate or compromise. 

Comment by Daniel W on May 7, 2016 at 5:01pm
Next time Alabama succedes from the union, I say let them. And Mississippi, Arkansas, North and South Carolina, and Indiana.
Comment by Grinning Cat on May 7, 2016 at 2:07pm

One thing is a bit sad about Roy Moore's situation: if he's found guilty and removed from the bench a second time, he'll be free to run for governor and very possibly win.

Alabamans reelected him to the state's high court in 2012, after he was removed in 2003 for defying a federal court's order, upheld on appeal, to remove his Ten Commandments monument from Alabama's supreme court building.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 7, 2016 at 12:20pm

Such sad news:

Alabama Chief Justice Moore suspended for rejecting legalization of same-sex marriage

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended on Friday for defying the legalization of marriage equality, AL.com reported.

Moore was suspended after the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission filed ethics charges against him. Moore will now be tried by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary, and could be removed from the bench if found guilty.

The commission’s move was spurred by complaints by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which released a statement saying Moore had “disgraced” his position.

Raw Story article here.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on April 24, 2016 at 10:26pm

Good one, Grinning Cat !!

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 24, 2016 at 10:13pm

The best way to 'protect the children' (three restroom doors, labeled WOMEN, MEN, and REPUBLICAN MEN)

Comment by Daniel W on April 20, 2016 at 9:56pm

Loren, that's great news!  I saw something about that rule, that it effectively overturned the North Carolina law as well.  Or maybe just part of it, I don't know.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 20, 2016 at 6:24am

Could you use some encouraging words, gang?  The following was in this morning's copy of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 20 April, 2016:

Click on the above to enlarge.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 16, 2016 at 12:24pm

Watch: Harlem Hate Pastor Declares ‘I’m The Sodomite Slayer!’

Patheos article and video here

Comment by Donald L. Engel on April 12, 2016 at 11:34pm

They just had a great item on Sixty Minutes interviewing a person born with a woman's body, and a man's gender ID.  It was really open and frank.  He said one thing he hasn't decided yet is if he wants to get pregnant.  He was on the women's swim team at Harvard, and then switched to the men's.. You can probably go to the CBS web site for 60 Minutes, and watch it there.

 

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