Raiha Posted June 18, 2009 Share Posted June 18, 2009 [COLOR="DarkOrchid"][FONT="Times New Roman"]So while perusing through the usual headlines, I found articles about the release of Milk, Bruno, and Obama not extending the same health care benefits to gay and lesbian federal employees. So in an effort to not prioritize at all, I have the following questions for all of you, who must solemnly swear to not go straight for the gay jokes. [b]Milk:[/b] Do you think this movie was helpful or harmful for raising awareness of the gay rights movement of San Francisco in the 70s? Over the past couple of days I've found articles by gay and lesbian writers stating that the movie was totally whitewashed and weakly put out as a terrible portrayal of Harvey Milk's last few years of life. Others are claiming that it's the best thing to happen to the gay rights movement since... ...Obama? [b]Bruno:[/b] Is this going to be funny? Or is it going to do more harm than good? As a gay/lesbian/transgendered are you offended by this film? As a straight person does this movie make you more homophobic or less homophobic? Again, I've read articles with mixed reviews, although strangely the right wing thinks this only reinforces gay stereotypes and is as anti-gay as Borat was anti-Semetic. [b]Obama And Federal LGBT employees:[/b] [URL="http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090617/D98SM6BO0.html"]Informative Article[/URL] [quote]"When a president tells you he's going to be different, you believe him," said John Aravosis, a Washington-based gay activist. "It's not that he didn't follow through on his promises, he stabbed us in the back."[/quote] Do you agree? Do you think this activist is a fool for believing Obama was going to give us more of the same? Does this make Obama just another political hack?[/FONT][/COLOR] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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