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Sooo… who the hell needs Pasadena Mierda Community College anyway?! Count your blessings, Dustin!
If it applies to heterosexuals, then I do not have a problem. If it is only because he is gay… then this is nonsense.
Of course it doesn’t apply to heterosexals. Heterosexuals have unprotected consensual sex all the time and they are no more LESS likely to transmit STIs but have the added risk of producing an unwanted child.
This is plain old homophobia and heterosexisn couched in a “safer sex” ruse.
If Mr. Black and his private sexual partner were both NEGATIVE, they were at no risk of spreading any STIs.
Further, this was a private sexual encounter not some public performance. EVERYONE has sex, there is nothing shameful in two consenting adults of sound mind having sex. It’s their business.
The disinvite was rediculous and wrong.
I as hoping they were sex pictures with Tom Daley. Damn.
maybe Tom called asking them to drop him- doesn’t want bf around all those young guys….
that…and the fact that DLB was a regular at Bryan Singer’s all boy pool parties- maybe with that in the headlines and his nude pics, there maybe more stories out there…..
If the pictures did not exist, the problem would not exist. I think the university would have had problem with anyone who posted sex pictures, gay or straight. I don’t think posting your sex life online counts as being a good role model.
Say what you will about Dustin, but he wasn’t responsible for killing or maiming anybody.
But it’s fine in America to invite and pay disgraced War criminals like Condoleeza Rice, Dick Cheney, or Paul Wolfowitz to give college commencement addresses. Go figure.
@Bjk: Dustin did not post them, nor did he ever plan on having anyone see them but he and his ex. They were stolen from his ex’s computer and sold to the highest bidder. The people that released them were sued and Dustin won the case.
Ok, I just need to ask about the elephant in the room and get it out there: WHERE THE HELL did those nude photos of DLB go? The internet is cleared of them. Surely DLB doesn’t have the power to take those nude shots off the net, right??
Difficult situation for sure but the school is trying to now deal with a situation where there are no good options. If he’s invited, they will catch crap for it. If un-invited (as is the case) the school will get DLB worked up.
As far as the photos go, I was unaware of the fact the pics being stolen from his X’s computer. Interesting. I seem to recall a certain baseball player having his pics stolen from his girlfriend’s computer. They were near nude selfies. That ball player just signed an agreement with the RedSox last year.. Didn’t hurt him.
My question is – if nude pictures or even sexual pictures are taken illegally (aka hacked) does that make a difference? I don’t know the answer to that question but would be interesting to hear what folks say.
An unknown community college is afraid that it’s reputation will be harmed because pictures of one of their alumni having sex surfaced?
Yes, because kids who go to a community college are so discerning about the sex lives of alumni. Frankly the fact that one of their alumni had actually gone on to bigger and better seems like it would overshadow anything else.
DLB is 100% right. Those photos were illegally distributed. He statement cannot be improved upon. His status and what he chooses to do in bed with another consenting adult is none of anybody else’s business.
in his open letter, he makes the school sound like anti gay bigots- that’s a lie….they had 2 str8 sex scandals that have brought them bad news, they were merely trying to avoid a third.
This decision may well come from some homophobia but IMHO DLB used extremely poor judgement allowing for the pictures to be taken and he should just drop this issue without making a big legal case out of it. Those pictures are going to follow him around for the rest of his life and will likely influence the opinions of everyone from potential employers to new boyfriends in some way or another.
Hey Dustin, your actions have consequences. Period.
@TinoTurner: His actions have consequences? What the hell, do you never have sex? Should every gay guy who has an x-rated picture of themselves be shamed kicked to the curb?
we live in a world where everything we do has the potential to be exposed and there are consequences for that. People need to think!
I’m afraid DLB is right. If it had been a straight couple, there would be no issue. Gays are held at a different standard.
@Charlie in Charge:
Totally agree. All we are doing is perpetuating gay shame. As I mentioned in what I wrote, it was OK when a baseball player had his pictures stolen and shared with others on the Internet but it seems somehow things are different in this case. Why might that be?
I work for a university (not this one) and I can tell that senior level administrators operate in a total vacuum. It’s as if the outside world isn’t an entirely real place for them, and that any decision they make will have no consequences.
Black was the victim here, his photos were stolen and he wasn’t doing anything illegal. I didn’t even know Pasadena City College even existed but now that I do I have an entirely negative image of it.
“in his open letter, he makes the school sound like anti gay bigots- that’s a lie….they had 2 str8 sex scandals that have brought them bad news, they were merely trying to avoid a third.
No, their straight scandal was a teacher fucking his students. That isn’t the same thing as an alumni who had sex.
yes- but they were straight scandals…the pics have caused considerable controversy over the years- a number of charity groups/AIDS groups have dropped Black over them- the school is hardly unique in disassociating itself from Black…bottom line, it’s one more thing the school doesn’t want to deal with- especially on graduation day, when the story is/should be about the graduates- not Black!
If this (the pictures) was some new development I would feel differently, but I saw the story about the pictures years ago. On this very site. Anyone capable of a Google search could vet any guest speaker in minutes. They at least owe him an apology and reimbursement for his expenses.
@hotboyvb81: can you tell us the names of these 5 teenagers that you say he’s dated in the last 4 years? Obviously, there’s Tom Daley, who he’s been dating for about a year now, so that leaves 4 other teenagers in the 3 years prior to that – names please, since you seem to know a lot about his dating record…
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