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 Daniel W on July 1, 2014 at 2:31pm

Hi BJ.  I provided a welcome on your comments, but also welcome here.  How's life in TN?

Comment by James M. Martin on June 27, 2014 at 12:52pm
"i think so because majorities make stereotypes about them and look down on them, they might feel a little more pressured, yeah.." This is why the marriage equality movement is at the forefront of lgbtq liberation philosophy. I once objected to it as pandering 2 s8's, thinking of the old Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band lyric:
We are normal
And we want our freedom, our freedom
Freedom, freedom, freedom
We are normal
And we want our freedom
Comment by Fallen Angel on June 27, 2014 at 7:58am

@Silent Biped, i think that teenagers who are already feeling suicidal are the ones that try to get help, you know, to cure themselves, i never heard of a completely mentally and emotionally sound person going to get therapy, maybe some do but significantly lower than not, but, it could also be caused im assuming by the realisation that the treatment or "medication" isn't working and also a fear of disappointing the people who put them there in the first place, no doubt they are feeling a lot of social pressure and internal pressure, i think minorities tend to feel a higher social pressure, i think so because majorities make stereotypes about them and look down on them, they might feel a little more pressured, yeah...well, as always religion probably serves to make them feel worthless and sinful without God, it puts the burden on them to just "fix" things which aren't even broken, it gives you the burden of getting better and places God in the victims seat, he's the one that needs the attention and the care at your expense, ironic, anyways, this is just what i assume, also, being black and latinos were kind of shoved into the lower class by whites, though a number of them have made it out, the poverty cycle is a hard one to break, while once slaves to white masters they're now slaves to the religion that was forced upon them so violently in the past

Comment by Fallen Angel on June 27, 2014 at 7:39am

when you call a transgender person by the wrong pronouns and they say it's okay, it's probably not okay, also, if they tell you what name they want to be called and then tell you their birth name, don't ask what they want to be called, just assume it's the name they asked you to call them in the first place

Comment by Daniel W on June 26, 2014 at 9:02pm

Does religious counseling of gay youth lead to increased suicide risk?  Study suggests exactly that.  The study also seems to suggest that would be black LGB teenagers.  Looks like trans youth not included in this study.

Abstract

"Of individuals who attempted suicide, 23% sought mental health or medical treatment and 14% sought religious or spiritual treatment prior to the suicide attempt. Black and Latino LGBs were underrepresented in mental health or medical treatment and Black LGBs were overrepresented in religious or spiritual treatment. Seeking mental health or medical treatment was not associated with lower odds of a suicide attempt; seeking religious or spiritual treatment was associated with higher odds of a suicide attempt."

Comment by Daniel W on June 24, 2014 at 7:49pm

if you double click on the video, it takes you to youtube and doesn't cut off the right-most part....  :-)

Comment by Daniel W on June 24, 2014 at 7:47pm

Something on a lighter note... part is relevant to this group, and part is just plain clever - one-man A Capella.

Comment by Daniel W on June 24, 2014 at 9:44am

Fallen Angel, truly a horrible report. 

Comment by Fallen Angel on June 24, 2014 at 9:39am
Comment by Daniel W on June 24, 2014 at 8:26am

Matt Baum gives the current update from AFER on the freedom to marry progress.

 

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