Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Lamar: Gay is Offensive, Ex-Gay is OK

The Lamar billboard management company is standing behind its management's decision in Georgia to refuse to place a gay affirmative billboard developed by Georgia Equality. The company denied the ad because it did not meet "community standards". According to a Georgia Equality representative, the Lamar management representative the organization spoke with had a problem even saying the words "gay" and "lesbian":
The man couldn't even say the words 'gay' and 'lesbian' which have become everyday household words.

However, while Lamar found the Georgia Equality billboard beneath community standards, it was more than willing to place an "ex-gay" anti-gay message developed by PFOX earlier this year in Montgomery County, Maryland. While Lamar likes to claim it embraces diversity, its actions demonstrate that it is more likely to embrace homophobia.

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