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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:53 PM
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New documentary coming out called "Outrage"
Opened at Tribeca on April 24, wider opening on May 8, fyi.


Gay "Outrage": Hypocrites Don't Deserve Privacy
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04/26/09





It's long been considered socially unacceptable to "out" closeted gay politicians. A new documentary makes the argument that when they take positions harmful to millions of gay people, it's unacceptable to let them stay in the closet."Traitors to their people" is how one person in "Outrage" describes politicians who live gay lives in secret while campaigning and voting against gay rights in public. "There is a right to privacy but not a right to hypocrisy," openly gay Rep. Barney Frank ( D-Mass.) says in the film.

The default position for many people, even those who are gay or sympathetic to the gay community, is that it's wrong to "out" anyone for any reason. And yet, after seeing "Outrage," they may be less certain.

That's because the film makes painfully clear the policy consequences of letting the personal stay personal. There are recurring checklists of gay rights bills opposed by the politicians targeted by the movie --- marriage, adoption, hate crimes, AIDS funding. There is ominous, sinister music.

It's not subtle. The idea is to make the point in ways that can't be ignored, and in that the film succeeds.

more...

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/04/26/outrage-does-hy...
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:44 PM
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1. K&R
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 10:49 AM
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2. Kicked again.
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 11:21 AM
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3. K&R
I've always felt it's perfectly justified to out closeted politicians or religious leaders who bash gays. Thanks for the info on the movie - hope it's on Netflix soon.
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:54 PM
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4. Fourth kick's the charm....? ;->
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 04:10 PM
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5. I've Always Believed That Closeted Politicians - Especially Anti-Gay Closeted Politicians - Are the
ONLY ones who should be outed against their will. As a public servant, that kind of hypocrisy is completely unacceptable.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 04:48 PM
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6. I was reading something about this yesterday
doesn't sound like its anything new

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