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“Gay” Still Considered Censor-Worthy At Denver’s L2 Arts and Culture Center

THE SHOT - The marquee at the L2 Arts and Culture Center in Denver replaces the word “gay” in a listing for The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus with three asterisks—making the three-lettered mystery word seem much worse. One person claims that the display’s ‘nanny’ software blocked GAY as an inappropriate word and that the embarrassed L2 staff promptly corrected it. Just another instance of “gay” being considered a dirty word during the holidays?

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Dec 20, 2011
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  • 14 Comments
    • JoeyBoots
      JoeyBoots

      I would say the fight is with the software company…..let’s see a followup with that.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 11:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville
      Mike in Asheville

      I think the bigger story is that the Arts Center fixed the message getting the word gay back on the marquee. Un-censoring — celebrate that!

      Dec 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      Don we now our *** apparel.

      I feel pretty, and witty, and ***.

      We’ll have a yabba dabba do time, we’ll have a *** old time.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gigi
      Gigi

      It was reported YESTERDAY that this was a glitch in the software that was promptly fixed. Please research stories before posting.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 2:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lee
      Lee

      If only online gossip rags were as quick to correct uninformed headlines and stories as the arts center was to correct the marquee.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Norris
      Norris

      If it was supposedly corrected – where is your proof? Not buying it.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AZDenver
      AZDenver

      @Norris:

      I have been a member of the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus for over two years. It WAS corrected. How do I know? Because I sang there twice this past weekend. Stop sensationalizing non-stories and stick to real issues.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 6:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LCDenver
      LCDenver

      It was fixed, that’s the story and the end of it. Stop making this into something it isn’t, hate. This is a ma .tter of acceptance. Rejoice.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 6:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dev
      Dev

      Really? This is far from accurate. I am about tired of people acting so offended before they even research something!

      They fixed this as soon as they realized it happened. Good on them, they can’t help they put nanny software on there. It blocks all sorts of words, which makes sense as they wouldn’t want fuck or any cursing on there. It was the software, not them. Complain about that.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 7:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • geoff
      geoff

      @the other Greg: Younger than Springtime were you, ***er than laughter were you….

      Dec 20, 2011 at 8:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Price Waterhouse
      Price Waterhouse

      This sounds like a massive coverup. They have sent out their minions to cover their tracks, but the truth shall prevail.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 10:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pete n SFO
      Pete n SFO

      Geoff & the other Greg:

      That should really be a t-shirt line, or in our case, a spaghetti strap tank-top line.

      I would totally wear something that said, “Gayer than laughter, am I”

      :)

      Dec 21, 2011 at 9:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      I would love to hear the software companies reason that the word gay is considered censor-worthy.

      Curious if they also censor out man, woman, black, latino, Catholic, Mormon etc…

      Dec 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      I find it hard to believe that there would *be* nanny software on one of those. It’s not like just anybody wandering by can change it.

      Dec 22, 2011 at 6:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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