Kirby Dick's 'Outrage' comes at pivotal moment in gay rights fight
There are 4 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from May 8, 2009, titled Kirby Dick's 'Outrage' comes at pivotal moment in gay rights fight. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:Director Kirby Dick's new documentary looks at closeted politicians who take public stands against gay rights.
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#1 May 13, 2009
As an older gay man (57 years old) who has been in a long term gay relationship for 34 years I find the premise of 'Outrage' to be fascinating and troubling. I heard portions of Mr. Kirby's interview on 'Fresh Air' and found the hosts fear of naming names to be highly uncharacteristic. I believe it is in part because unlike celebrities, (closeted) gay politicians summon all their resources to avoid being outed, including rallying the extremely heterosexist homophobic fundamentalist bases of the Republican party, as well as the Republican 'elite' who really don't care about their closeted gay peers, as long as they remain closeted and toe the party line. Democrats differ slightly in that they technically do not require the closet for their supporters and politicians. That is not really a slight difference.
#2 May 13, 2009
If we assume the following:
1. There is nothing wrong with being gay, and
2. People have a right to keep their private lives private.
Then what is the ultimate purpose is revealing a person's sexual preference against their own wishes? Is it not a "bully" tactic? Would not the more direct and productive action to take would be to find out why a person who is believed to be gay would state an opinion on policy that directly contradicts what he should be feeling?
In short, why do it?
Daniel P from Long Island
“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”
Since: Apr 08
Long Island, NY
#3 May 13, 2009
To tell the TRUTH and expose them for the hypocrites they are.
Is that so hard to understand ?
“Putan end to religious thought”
Since: Jun 07
The Freak Kingdom
#4 May 13, 2009
Well, in the context of policy makers, it is a matter of fighting hypocrisy. If they are creating and/or voting for discriminatory measures against the gay community, yet are closeted homosexuals themselves, that says a lot about their credibility. Should such people be in positions to make decisions about and ultimately against us? They make their decisions by toeing the line out of fear of being found out. They SHOULD be making decisions based on what is right and what is best for the people they are representing. Their hypocrisy deems them unworthy of their jobs. So, yes, they should be outed and, hopefully, ousted from their positions.
I'd rather deal with an honest bigot than the betrayal from one of our own.
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