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: yesterday

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 The Flying Atheist on June 18, 2015 at 8:09am

WTF are the bigots afraid of?

You're quite right, Loren.  Additionally, the people who are the most vocal and opposed are also the most religious.  Religion is the sacred meaning of their existence and of their entire belief system.  When gay marriage is validated in our society, their entire belief system is shaken to the core and invalidates everything they stand for that makes them "special."  That's what scares them. 

Comment by Loren Miller on June 18, 2015 at 6:04am

WTF are the bigots afraid of?

Change, my dear.  They don't want ANYTHING to change  They want EVERYTHING to be just like it was in the "Good Old Days" (which were never as good as they imagined them to be), because they can't deal with the alterations of the patterns they've become inured to ... and more specifically, to people who live differently from them, even if it brings no harm to them.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 17, 2015 at 10:34pm

It wasn't all that long ago, either.  Loving v. Virginia was decided (unanimously) in 1967.

What has always puzzled me in all these cases is WTF are the bigots afraid of?  Nobody is forcing them to marry someone they don't want to.  And most southerners of all shades are a mixture due to slave owners having sex with the women who had no choice in the matter.

Even in the 20th century, someone who had a single great-grandparent who had been a slave...or a free mulatto....1/16th (or less) black ....was classified as "negro" no matter how blonde and pink they were.

I have some Cherokee ancestors from way back when...that was also considered disgraceful, but not criminal.

Shameful.

(THANKS to the Human Genome Project for starting to straighten this out!)

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 17, 2015 at 9:17pm

Carl, the day will come when beautiful photos of same-sex marriage will be common place and won't raise any eyebrow. Can you remember when mixed-race marriage was taboo? It was awful. Some of the most beautiful children came out of such unions. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 17, 2015 at 9:13pm

Daniel, I haven't noticed any "unrelenting tsunami of republican and christian stupid" on Atheist Nexus. We seem to make it uncomfortable here for that kind of thinking. 

unrelenting tsunami of republican and christian stupid

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

I've been aware of that fact for quite some time, Loren. 

Comment by Loren Miller on June 17, 2015 at 5:35pm
Carl, ordinarily I'd say you could toss my salad any ole day of the week ... but my wife might take exception! [grin]

BTW, you are aware I'm bisexual, right?
Comment by Gerald Payne on June 17, 2015 at 5:18pm

Or a honeymoon salad; lettuce alone.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 17, 2015 at 5:14pm

Loren, you want a tossed salad with that?

Comment by Loren Miller on June 17, 2015 at 11:21am

Hey, I'll eat tacos, burritos, enchiladas and huevos rancheros!!!  And don't forget the queso fundido con chorizo!!!

 

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