Ben Atkins 
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Re: “A very proud weekend full of partying — sure — but also celebrating progress

Melissa, I feel that this article is a misrepresentation of what a Pride festival is. Sure there are the party aspects of the festival, but what about the efforts of the many local organizations who aren't promoting the "party?" This article is written with slant and promotes a stereotype of the homosexual community. A stereotype that neither my husband, nor I fit into. As a matter of fact, several of the people we know and love do not fit into that stereotype. When you promote a stereotype, that isn't necessarily a true representation of a population, you are committing an act of bullying. This act of bullying is not welcomed, is unprofessional and irresponsible reporting. What I would like to see is an accompanying article that actually talks about the cultural and political progress that has been made. An article that promotes education and acceptance. An article that recognizes the many community organizations who are actively 'Charting a course for change'. An article that features a more diverse look into the gay community and its members. An article that represents a people who take pride in who they are... not for what kind of party they can throw.

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Posted by Ben Atkins on August 8, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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