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Gay community outing public figures via blogs

NEW YORK - Though decried by many gay-rights leaders, “outing” — the practice of exposing secretly gay public figures — is expanding into new terrain as Internet bloggers target congressional staffers, political strategists, even black clergy whose sermons and speeches contain anti-gay rhetoric.

Few issues are as divisive within the gay community. Numerous gay organizations, such as the Human Rights Campaign and the Log Cabin Republicans, staunchly oppose outing, yet many other activists support it when the targets are public figures — or their aides — who work against gay rights or condemn homosexuality.

“It’s not the gay thing that’s the problem — it’s the hypocrisy,” said Michael Rogers, creator of a Web log that has been at the fore of several recent outing campaigns. “I’m going to be calling out the politicians who vote against us and work against the interests of the very community they come from.”

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Some people say this is the only way to expose hypocrites. Others say it's really mean-spirited and ineffective

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and i say i wanna see some of these blogs

linkis!!! PLEASE

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and i say i wanna see some of these blogs

linkis!!! PLEASE
The article didn't list any links, but they did mention Keith Boykin, gay activist who worked in the Clinton administration.

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"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox"
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I'll post them soon.

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I say out them...but then I say...maybe not. I'm conflicted since I know the pressures one bears when one is a fag and isn't ready for the world to know.

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I say out them...but then I say...maybe not. I'm conflicted since I know the pressures one bears when one is a fag and isn't ready for the world to know.
That's fine but you're not in politics to oppress human rights.

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That's fine but you're not in politics to oppress human rights.

Hypocrisy should be exposed.
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That's fine but you're not in politics to oppress human rights.

Hypocrisy should be exposed.
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expose them -- if they are working against human rights
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I think outing someone is wrong. HOWEVER, if they are jabbing their mouth off about how homosexuality is such a sin and anyone who is homo is going straight to hell, well then, that is a whole nother ball park.
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I hate when people OUT people, i think its disgusting!
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post #15 of 58 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 2005, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Some folks are just spreading unproven rumors to see if they can come up with some dirt. I am disappointed that it's happening in the black community. We have enough to deal with, without fighting each other.

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