18 Jun '12, 7am

Great post on gay & gender stereotyping... #lgbt media in US may be countering it & exacerbating at the same time

Great post on gay & gender stereotyping... #lgbt media in US may be countering it & exacerbating at the same time

What’s the difference between a headline that says “Man robs drugstore” and another that says “Man in dress robs drugstore”? That’s where GLAAD comes in, said Rich Ferraro (right), Vice-president of communications for GLAAD – the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The second headline sensationalises the person’s gender expression. GLAAD would go to the newspaper and ask: Is the person’s SOGI (sexual orientation and/or gender identity) relevant to the story, or was it being used to sensationalise it? One might say the dress was a fact. But I would put the issue thus: If another robber wore a large crucifix, would we see a headline saying “Man with crucifix robs drugstore”? Any hesitation with the crucifix version of such a headline should give cause to reflect on how the ‘Man in dress’ version is used. GLAAD has multiple roles. Originally, its main role was that o...

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eetimes.com 17 Jun '12, 9pm

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Oh my, there really is a gay agenda, part 1 #singapore

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yawningbread.wordpress.com 12 Jun '12, 10pm

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VIDEO: Fighting erupts between fans after Poland and Russia #Euro2012 match

VIDEO: Fighting erupts between fans after Polan...

straitstimes.com 13 Jun '12, 8am

Police detain Polish fan during clashes between young Poles and the police during the Euro 2012 soccer championship group ...

A man died about an hour after fighting with his neighbours over the burning of incense and joss paper.

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straitstimes.com 13 Jun '12, 6am

Tan Phui Moi (left), 45, and Ong Siok Bee, 36, was fined for fighting over the burning incense bin with her neighbour and ...

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seochat.com 15 Jun '12, 12pm

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