Queerty is better as a member
i was just about through the first paragraph when i noticed the “via daily mail” tag, which is just as well as it saves me the pain of enduring thoroughly discreditable, frequently incorrect, right wing, cynical alarmist perfidiousness.
i don’t know what the case is in the US, but there’s a reason why british tabloids don’t employ fact checkers – facts get in the way of profits.
sorry dan, i thought you’d just pasted the article. my bad. i have read it now.
only, the daily mail really are the enemy of progress here in britain. every step of equality has and continues to be an uphill battle against the daily mail, they have an unaccountably powerful and malign influence over the levers of power, whereby every gvnt policy has to pass the daily mail test i.e how it will sit with their cynically misinformed reactionary readers. rant over.
this is of a piece with other rear-guard attempts to make gay shows of affection invisible and shameful and will be just as unsuccessful. times really have changed and though the right is casting about looking for new scapegoats, queers who kiss don’t strike most people as a threat to the nation.
sorry dave, but 2011 will be remembered for the SUMMER OF LOVE.
Erm, David Cameron has not commented on the report – it hasn’t been published and we don’t know what it says.
Why are you lifting dumb stories from the right-wing homophobic Daily Mail?
While it’s scary that Cameron’s commissioned a report on “the sexualisation of culture” by someone from the Christian group Mothers’ Union (who have since criticised this article’s inaccuracies) – thus giving their views some approval – we don’t know what it says yet.
A ban on lesbian kisses was given as an example BY THE MAIL of what could be banned with a quote from an unnamed “source” – but it looks like this was put in mainly so they could publish some photos of lesbians kissing…
Because of the author’s background this “independent report” will almost certainly recommend several anti-sex, proscriptive,
censorious measures – it’s also likely it will present representations of same-sexing as scary and somehow corruptive – but it’s simply false to say it has called for a ban on lesbian and gay kisses on TV before the watershed and that Cameron has supported this.
Fagburn, you’re absolutely right. This is nothing more than yellow journalism expected from the most notorious rag of all, the Daily Mail. I wouldn’t mind betting that awful Melanie Phillips is stoking the fires of intolerance as seen by her recent articles denigrating LGBT people in the UK. I don’t think much will come of this. If a ban has to be imposed on gay kissing until after 9 p.m. then the powers that be would hard-pressed not to ban straights doing the same thing. I would be more than suprised if Cameron acceded to such a ban, no tter the sexual orientation involved.
I take exception to the desription of our Prime Minister. I have yet to meet anyone, even a member of his own party, who actually respects David Cameron.
Um… how did this report skip Doctor Who? I mean Captain Jack is pretty damn gay in all the best ways and the Doctor does drop hints that he finds both boys and girls attractive. And Doctor Who is a family show.
Well, thsi guy needs a time machine, indeed. or he used one, one of the two…
And, ah, what’s ‘a Rachel’? I didn’t get the reference, heh.
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