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Tag: out in the park

July
15th

TACOMA: Focus on sex diminishes movement

The headline writers were much more attuned to the Out in the Park festivities Saturday, seemingly more so than the writer sent to cover it for The News Tribune (TNT, 7-13)

I don’t doubt that the writer saw what he reported about: “sex,” “hormones,” “loincloths,” “sweaty mass of bare skin.” It’s what all straight people see when they encounter a pride celebration. There’s nothing wrong with those things, but to lead the article with the report of the “Relax. It’s just sex” banner diminishes the entire gay rights movement to something that prizes sex above all else.

I wish

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