“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?

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  • JoeyBoots

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Gigi

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

  • Lee

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

  • Norris

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

  • AZDenver


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • geoff

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

  • Price Waterhouse

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

  • 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”


  • 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…

  • 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.

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