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    June 13, 2007

    CNN solicits 'I-Reports' on being gay

    Posted by: Chris

    Storygay Presumably timed for Gay Pride month, CNN is asking for "I-Reports," or personal video testimonials, from people about gay life in the USA:

    What is your perspective on gay life in the United States?

    Do you think American society is now more accepting of homosexuality, especially in regards to issues concerning the workplace, religion, health and family? Or is the experience dominated by the politics that surround it?

    If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered, what was your “coming out” experience like and do you think it may be easier now than, perhaps, decades ago?

    And would it matter to you if someone in your immediate community -- your neighbor, your boss, your pastor, your mayor, your doctor, your kid’s teacher -- was gay?

    Visit this link to get your details and make your submission.

     
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    1. Sean on Jun 14, 2007 1:12:29 PM:

      I'm glad CNN is taking an interest in gay people. Now only if they can get gay people on the air when they talk about gay issues or anthing else. Whenever I see gay issues being discussed the commentators are almost always straight (and have little knowledge about gay people). Last week Chris Matthews had on two (straight) commentators on to discuss New Hampshire's passing of civil unions for gay people. Chris wondered what the difference is between a marriage and a civil union then one of the commentators put his hand to his mouth and whispers they are the same. None of them knew what they were talking about or had any interest in it.

    1. DaveNPa on Jun 14, 2007 5:12:57 PM:

      The unfortunate part is that CNN will probably only show the gay stories that are stereotypical of the gay population. You know they'll have a lispy, flamer gay dressed in a pink oxford with a small yappy dog on his lap talking about cutting hair or making window treatments. Like they do every year during pride month, the mainstream media will only focus on those in our community that are the most extreme and flamboyant rather than show those of us who blend into society and seem to lead happy lives.

    1. obscurifer on Jun 15, 2007 3:06:36 PM:

      Well, Anderson Cooper...

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