As published in In Newsweekly Thursday, Jan. 15:
Last week some members of the gay community criticized those of us who were outraged over the blatantly homophobic advertisement that Snickers aired during the Super Bowl. They said we overreacted. They said we were acting too flamboyant and whiny. And the editor of my own paper wrote an entire column supporting the idea that our community should follow the example set by Mass Equality and just "calm down."
Another writer for In Newsweekly called the Snickers ad "great," and criticized the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for spending precious money and resources to object to it. How much time and money does everybody think it takes to shoot out a press release or post a blog entry? How can writers and editors of major LGBT publications promote such complacency? Continue Reading>