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 Bertold Brautigan on March 30, 2016 at 1:20pm

The entire notion that a penis or a vagina is more "obscene" than a nose or an elbow is just more religiously created bullshit. As James Joyce once said of criticism of his Ulysses, "If my book's not fit to read, life's not fit to live."

Comment by Loren Miller on March 30, 2016 at 1:06pm

Exceptionally good question, Donald.  I wish I had an answer for you, and if I did, I'd bet that religion figured into it somehow!

Comment by Donald L. Engel on March 30, 2016 at 1:04pm

When I was in Japan in 1956, the public restrooms were for both sexes.  When I was in Germany in the '60s & '70s, the restroom attendants could be either men or women in either restroom.  Then, in 1978 in Munich, I attended a confrerence, and the hotel had saunas.  The women's sauna said "closed, use the men's sauna".  I went in, and there were naked men and women sitting around and enjoying the steam together.  We were in Helsinki, and my wife was in the women's sauna, and a guy walked in looking for his wife.  No one paid any attention to him.  What the hell is it about America?

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 30, 2016 at 10:19am

A cartoon seen in the Philadelphia Gay News "explaining" North Carolina's nasty new law that supersedes Charlotte's and other localities' nondiscrimination ordinances, makes it a crime for trans people to use the appropriate public restroom, and forbids local minimum-wage laws:

The Argument Against Municipal LGBT Protections Explained (outside Othmar Elementary School, a Dept. of Public Works employee in safety vest and hard hat has just replaced 'School Zone - Speed Limit 15' signs with shiny new 'Speed Limit 65' signs. A shocked and confused mom looks on, holding her son protectively; the worker says, 'Orders from the state capitol, ma'am. They say it's too confusing to have a bunch of uneven local ordinances.')(click to enlarge)

Comment by Loren Miller on March 25, 2016 at 11:17am

Now THAT is a CLASSIC, Bertold!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 25, 2016 at 10:59am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 13, 2016 at 9:30pm

from cheezburger

Thanks for the info on all gender restrooms, Grinning Cat.

Comment by Pat on March 1, 2016 at 2:16pm

Nah! The motherf*&^@r only had one dad - himself.

Comment by Daniel W on March 1, 2016 at 2:11pm

I thought Jesus had 3 dads and a mom - Jehovah, Holy Ghost (Casper?), and Joseph and Mary.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 1, 2016 at 2:08pm

A billboard in Portugal celebrating the new law allowing LGBT adoption, signed into law by the outgoing president on Feb. 25

Translation: Jesus had two dads too.

 

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