LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends


LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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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 Bertold Brautigan on June 5, 2015 at 8:44am

I know the feeling, Daniel. I became a cynic early in life, and subsequent experience has done nothing but reinforce that stance. I'm bucking for a promotion to stoic, but still working on the requisite level of detachment.

Comment by Daniel W on June 5, 2015 at 8:39am


I make the mistake of having several gay news sites on my reader.  I try to convince myself that I go through life with my eyes wide open, nondelusional, informed, thinking.

But those sites feed me an unrelenting tsunami of republican and christian stupid.  And an occasional dose of liberal political correctness, and an occasional dose of just looney tunes.

It makes me want to give up. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 5, 2015 at 8:02am

@Daniel: get out your night vision goggles; their name is legion. For starters, you have Rubio who says that if gay rights aren't stopped, Catholic teachings will be hate speech. (Duh, like they aren't already.)

Comment by Daniel W on June 5, 2015 at 7:56am

Well, if Lindsey Graham is really Huckleberry, and he married Mike Huckabee, he would be Huckleberry Huckabee. 

I don't know much about Graham.  I'm already up to my ear hairs in dumbf*ck Republican and Christians.  It feels like falling into a septic tank and drowning.   If there's one more, I might never see daylight again.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 5, 2015 at 7:34am

Lindsay Graham would hardly need the sex change surgery either. (Charlie Pierce has dubbed him Senator Huckleberry J. Butchmeup.) As an alternative to the many Lindsays scenario,  he could marry Mike Huckabee and they could live happily ever after bombing the shit out of perverts and non-Caucasians.

Comment by Daniel W on June 4, 2015 at 10:35pm

Lindsey Graham would not even need a name change.   She could  hang out with Lindsay Lohan, as Lindsey and Lindsay.

Transitioning would certainly make him stand out in the field of Republican candidates. 

Then he could marry Hal Lindsey, and he'll be Lindsey Lindsey.Then, if they got divorced, and married George Lindsey, she would be Lindsey Lindsey Lindsey. 

But George Lindsey is dead, so probably won't work out.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 4, 2015 at 10:18pm

Well.....despite Jenner's apparent conservatism and religiosity, I guess the best outcome for all this, besides him being happy, is that he is a high profile person who may be able to influence others to live their true lives as well, and raising awareness of this important issue.  Right now, Jenner is just the current step forward in the path of progress.  Who knows who will be next pioneer?  Perhaps it will be Lindsey Graham.   

Comment by Daniel W on June 4, 2015 at 9:35pm

It's interesting to read opinions about Caitlyn Jenner's public transformation.   Some comments on Hemant Mehta's site (Felaine linked there) transcended the "I am politically correct liberal.  Jenner is a true hero" vs. "I am politically correct conservative.  Jenner is a pervert".  One post read as follows:

"You're not an automatic "hero" just because you join the force, wear a uniform, or identify with a minority group that suffers from oppression.

however, these days? you can be a hero if you're rich, and you write a big, fat check to a group doing actually heroic work. like the Ali Forney center in NYC, where hundreds of trans runaways are sheltered after being kicked out by their (mostly xtian) families.

Ms. Jenner, i'm waiting to call you a hero."

Apparently, Jenner is worth $100,000,000 now.  NYDaily  News estimates her future worth potential as $500,000,000.   Not that there's anything wrong with being super, super, super rich, or with being associated with an exhibitionistic TV show and what amounts to an empire of exhibitionision, cheapening American culture more than it already was, and talented only at making people look at them even more and make them even richer.

Jenner identifies as a conservative Republican.  She's also apparently rather Christian.   "He was regularly spotted with his wife at their former non-denominational Christian church, Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, California.1 Now, he joins her at the church she (and presumably he as well) help to fund, the Life Change Community Church, also a non-denominational Christian congregation."  Not that there's anything wrong with being Republican or Christian, but none of those identifiers place her as any kind of supporter for the LGBTI community, other than by simply existing and "look at me".

So to me, this seems like a mind-bogglingly rich person, whose family makes a living saying "look at me", who did become who she really was, which of course is a very big deal and that's wonderful no matter how rich and conservative you are.  But, she doesn't seem to be supporting or fighting for anyone, and reallhy - how is she taking a risk, where is the character? - and stands to become even richer by further saying "look at me".  It's impressive, what the surgeons and make-up artists have done, converting someone who was phenotypically and older man, with a lot of really sun damaged skin, into a rather ravishing cover-woman, an elegant movie-type diva, with an amazing feminine face, beautiful skin, and breasts more full and lush than Kim Kardashian's. 

- I'm just a grouchy old curmudgeon.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 4, 2015 at 9:27pm

I wonder how many people knew Susan B. Anthony said that when they put her image on a coin...with IGWT on the other side.  (I did.) Tee-hee!

@Pat....I like to eff-off the morons and Jeehoover's Witlesses when they come to the door, but my sister lives with me, is a JW, and will talk about their imaginary friend with anyone.  That's how she became a JW in the first place....she also has Asperger's syndrome, and has never had any real friends she can call up or email just to chat.  Ever. Even her Avon lady is a JW....

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 4, 2015 at 7:09pm

Amen to that, Pat!

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
--Susan B. Anthony


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