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Re: Media coverage: how are we seen?
« Reply #45 on: October 18, 2006, 01:50:09 PM »
Wonder what Chris Rock is saying about this, if anything.  :P

I think his lawyer is stressing the word, "caution."  Remember, if the case does go to court and the court decides in Cracker Barrel's favor, there could be counter-lawsuits if Chris Rock's influence is proven to have caused loss of business to Cracker Barrel's restaurant chain.

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Re: Media coverage: how are we seen?
« Reply #46 on: October 18, 2006, 01:54:11 PM »
Well this place I had been eating in for years and never had a problem, ever.  So I actually felt kind of bad for them.  The waitress was stressed (I actually left her a tip, lol) and the manager was apologetic.

And if I do go somewhere new and I have really terrible service, or the food is terrible, or over priced, or whatever, I just don't go back.

She could have just got up and walked out and said.......well I won't be going back to Cracker Barrel.     But she sued! lol

Like I said, should be interesting.   :o

Oh as for Chris, who knows, he may use this in his standup act, he makes fun of everything in his life! lol
 
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Re: Media coverage: how are we seen?
« Reply #47 on: October 18, 2006, 03:03:34 PM »

The Spokesman-Review is evidently a border paper serving parts of both Washington and Idaho.  Seems they maintain this remarkable blog discussing their editorial decisions regarding what goes into the print edition.  I'm linking to it technically for the information about the Idaho Senator accused of having gay quickies in Union Station.  Mostly, though, it's interesting for the way they're grappling with the issues of covering the blogosphere.

http://www.spokesmanreview.com/blogs/briefing/

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Re: Media coverage: how are we seen?
« Reply #48 on: October 19, 2006, 05:32:07 PM »
Interesting discussion but this really has nothing to do with media coverage of gay issues or the gay community...

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Re: Media coverage: how are we seen?
« Reply #49 on: October 19, 2006, 09:02:26 PM »
Interesting article about Cracker Barrel and discrimination!

Cracker Barrel has in the past faced numerous lawsuits and a federal inquiry over complaints of refusing to serve black customers, discriminating against minority workers and firing gay employees. The company has taken steps to rebuild its folksy image and reach out to minorities.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/10/18/chrisrockmom.discrimin.ap/index.html


Seems like discrimination is alive and well and taking all sorts of forms.
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Re: Media coverage: how are we seen?
« Reply #50 on: November 06, 2006, 11:54:27 AM »
Hope I'm not disrupting anyone flow by butting in - but I'm re-posting this here since it does have something to do with how we are perceived by society - of which we are a significant minority:



No doubt I'll upset many when I say that, as a same-sex person [and like most heterosexuals], I have resisted using any label to describe my sexuality - perhaps because I feel it is something I would only need to reveal to a prospective sexual partner.   Heterosexuals don't seem to feel the need to 'explain' their sexuality since they consider theirs 'normal' or 'natural' -  thus anything else is 'unnatural' or 'not normal'.  I consider myself to be 'human' - which covers the whole range of sexual preferences - not the simple little 'gay' box others would like to put me in.  Why should I have to explain mine?  Have I done something wrong?

Having said that, I must admit that BBM has provoked me into doing something about my [adjective eludes me] situation - I have told some friends and relatives that I'm 'gay' even though I dislike the term and really had to force myself to use it.    It is easily understood and easier to say than my preferred term [if I must use one] of same-sex.  I only did it to get everything out in the open so I could discuss issues, which BBM brought to the surface.  Their responses were mixed and varied, but I feel better for doing so.

Try using same-sex in a well constructed sentence without getting your tongue in a knot.  Which is clearer - I'm gay.  or  I'm same-sex. ?

The former they 'get' immediately.  The latter they have to think about.
 

I think we do have to explain ourselves to the heterosexual majority if our situation is to improve - but this explanation should avoid glib labels and superficial, sterotypical descriptors.  I doubt we will ever approach sexual equality since we will always be 'the other' - even to the most just, accepting and liberally minded heterosexuals   ....  but we must try.

We must do what BBM did - show them our humanity.


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Re: Media coverage: how are we seen?
« Reply #51 on: November 06, 2006, 12:17:18 PM »
I have resisted using any label to describe my sexuality - perhaps because I feel it is something I would only need to reveal to a prospective sexual partner.   Heterosexuals don't seem to feel the need to 'explain' their sexuality since I consider myself to be 'human' - which covers the whole range of sexual preferences - not the simple little 'gay' box others would like to put me in.  Why should I have to explain mine? 

I always tell others:  single and non-attached. They don't need to know anymore.  As Salt 'N' Pepa would say:

Ain't none of your business    :)

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Re: Media coverage: how are we seen?
« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2006, 11:12:05 AM »
From a dutch campaign to stimulate people (specifically partners) to talk about preferences concerning organ donation. For example when you're doing the dishes...(if you don't have a dishwasher  ;)) or watching TV (I don't like the matching pyjamas...)

many straight couples, but also a few gay couples...
Seeing these ads made me happy.




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Re: Media coverage: how are we seen?
« Reply #53 on: December 20, 2006, 06:05:19 PM »
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Re: Media coverage: how are we seen?
« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2007, 05:09:12 PM »
Here is a very interesting article.  It's from the 'home' section of the newspaper.  What I found really interesting about it is the matter of fact way it talks about the two men in the house.  That's not the point of the story, and it isn't every really that apparent until you read the piece.  This, to me, is a real sign of progress:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/01/03/HOGF4N8OOB1.DTL
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Re: Media coverage: how are we seen?
« Reply #55 on: January 05, 2007, 09:53:30 AM »
Sweet!  Makes me want to move into that trailer myself!

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Re: Media coverage: how are we seen?
« Reply #56 on: January 05, 2007, 10:28:15 AM »
Cool Article!  Thanks for sharing it.

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Re: Media coverage: how are we seen?
« Reply #57 on: January 08, 2007, 01:37:12 PM »
Here is another great article from the chron - about how 'gay' isn't all about bonking.  I'm really glad to see this sort of thing as I've always been a big booster of forming a 'culture' (which doesn't necessarily mean pairing up and moving to the suburbs either).  Anybody have any suggestions for where else this can be posted?

[I'm hitting the diner back room, Jack and WDJs threads - and sent it to the DS staff]

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/01/08/BAG6RNEKBM1.DTL
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Re: Media coverage: how are we seen?
« Reply #58 on: January 08, 2007, 04:07:33 PM »
Very interesting article.  I would leave it here but I think what you did was excellent. 

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Re: Media coverage: how are we seen?
« Reply #59 on: January 09, 2007, 02:26:41 PM »
Hope this is on topic here...

February's Glamour magazine (I know, I know, pretending it's teenagers') has a little article describing 11 couples who "met cute"....and one of the couples is two guys! (They met while one was the boss & one the employee.)

I too often see articles about home tours, remodeling, landscaping, etc. where the homeowners are gay couples.
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