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 Daniel W on February 29, 2016 at 9:39am

Spam - reported to admin.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 27, 2016 at 10:39am

A comment at Joe.My.God.:

"JUST DISCOVERED: THE *TRUE* "TRANSGENDERED" AGENDA FOR RESTROOMS!!!!!

1. Enter.
2. Pee and/or poop.
3. Wash hands.
4. Leave."

And when I mentioned that I've used multi-stall, gender-neutral bathrooms quite a few times, and came out just fine, someone asked, "They didn't turn you gay? (Or straight, whichever you weren't when you went in.)"

:)

Comment by Loren Miller on February 27, 2016 at 6:09am

Seems to me I heard something about all-gender bathrooms at a recent atheist conference or other event, and gee-whiz-golly-gosh ... NO INCIDENTS!

As Bill the Bard might put it, is all the fuss about gender Much Ado About Nothing ... at least among those who bother to think?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 26, 2016 at 10:25pm

That's a great story, Grinning Cat.  I think a lot of similar proposals are popping up across the country and will be a major step forward for our society. 

I watched the news clip video you provided and I have to say, I'm rather surprised the story was presented in an entirely positive manner without the obligatory fanatical response from the religious nut cases.  I guess that's the "liberal media" for you.  In Des Moines?  LOL

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 26, 2016 at 11:15am

There are a lot of tempest in a teapot issues as dire threats to public well-being go, but this one takes the (urinal) cake.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 26, 2016 at 11:11am

A bit of good news in the war on trans and non-gender-conforming/non-gender-binary people: a Des Moines high school changed its restrooms to gender-neutral, for all students and staff.

"The bathrooms traded the male and female symbols for a sign welcoming all genders at Roosevelt High School.

Some students came up with the idea and started a petition for the change in November. They got about 160 signatures in less than an hour, and they're happy their efforts are helping their peers."

Many adults could learn something from them!

http://whotv.com/2016/02/24/des-moines-school-implements-gender-neu...

Comment by Daniel W on February 13, 2016 at 8:12am
Rats are mammals.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 11, 2016 at 7:09pm

As much of a disaster as Trump would be, Cruz is far more frightening. Jeb and Kasich are the only mammals in the running.

Comment by Daniel W on February 11, 2016 at 7:04pm
I think the repubs are trying to make Bush look good in retrospect by finding far stupider - and more homophobic, more reactionary, and more dishonest - candidates. Cruz included. All he needs is a Cheneyesque VP - maybe Fiorina - to make the situation even worse.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 11, 2016 at 6:17pm

Tailgunner Ted's evil drag twin?

 

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