I am writing to formally provide you with a sincere apology on behalf of the entire North Vancouver School District,” says a letter sent to Robin Tomlin on Oct. 4 and signed by John Lewis, the district’s superintendent of schools.
Tomlin has been haunted for years after his high school yearbook committee printed the word “fag” next to his picture in the 1970 Argyle Secondary School yearbook.
Tomlin isn’t gay, but he says the slur stuck and he was badly bullied in school. He says he was even too afraid to go to his school prom for fear of being beaten up and eventually moved out of the area to start a new life.
Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant was hardly a role model last night to the million of kids who look up to when Bryant yelled out a homophobic slur toward referee Bennie Adams calling him a “fucking fag” from the bench after receiving a technical foul during Tuesday night’s game against the Spurs.
Bryant has since apologized saying “What I said last night should not be taken literally. My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period. The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone.”
I wonder how Kobe would react if someone called him a “fucking ni**er” out of frustration. Or what would happen if it were done in the middle of a televised basketball game? Via – The Daily News
***UPDATE 6:37 pm Kobe Bryant has been fined $100,000.00 or his use of the homophoboc slur against Referee Bernie Adams
Back2Stonewall.com would like to thank all of you out there that picked up on this and sent your complaints to Mr. Berk.
Despite the fact that Brett Berk states that he used the description in an “off handed way”. Words DO have consequences especially when describing two teenage gay characters in a mainstream magazine in what could be seen by others as a derogatory manner.
Again THANKS to all who helped.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!(Who needs GLAAD?)
It’s surprising that Vanity Fair would even print a review of this and whats even more surprising is that Berk who is gay himself and who obviously received his writing degree from the Copacabana School of Journalism has no idea what a “foam party fag” is actually like.
Expect a Press Release from GLAAD in 2-4 days, more if Vanity Fair is a contributor.
Burt Hummel tells Finn he won’t stand for the word “faggy” in his home. It was an extremely well-done scene. Even the actors said in interviews that while it felt emotional on paper, it really took on a life of its own when they actually performed. And most importantly it hit all the important points
Oh here’s a shock a redneck cowboy who hurls anti-gay slurs.
The Amazing Race finale is over and despite CBS publicists’ pathetic efforts to get the players not to talk about things outside of the lame, noncontroversial stuff (“Let’s talk about their strategic play on the show”), Jordan Pious, the gay Rhode Island man and his brother Dan, who won The Amazing Race told Reality TV World that cowboy Jet has a problem with gay people. (Cowboy brothers Jet and Cord Mccoy came in second)
Dan said, “Jet hates gays, yeah,” and Jordan said that “he made comments about Carol and Brandy (Lesbian Team) on the show.” Dan added that “Jet called Jordan a ‘fag’ Saturday night for absolutely no reason and Jordan just said hello to him, so there was something on the Race and I guess, in all fairness, there’s some stuff that isn’t shown and I think it’s an important thing to get out. Because I don’t think there’s any doubt that certain things happened and it all plays a part in everyone’s reaction. … I think there’s some animosity but it really goes one-way.”
As far as CBS trying to keep it quiet it´s not really all that shocking. CBS tried all season to make Cowboys the favorites who are always perfect and in the last epspecially CBS went out of it’s way to make Dan and Jordan into “the villians” for no reason.
Anti-gay words and phrases were found spray-painted on the campus Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center on Saturday morning, the latest in a series of incidents on University of California campuses across the state.
The graffiti at the Davis LGBT Center drew comment from students who said such incidents are rare on campus.
“You don’t normally hear about hate crimes here at Davis,” said Giselle Camarillo. “That’s just really surprising.”
The Center’s staff have vowed to leave the graffiti up as a reminder that intolerance still exists.