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Outrage - The documentary

Posted by on Aug. 18, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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 I had not heard of this documentary until this morning.  It was being discussed on The View and I think it brings up an very interesting discussion. 

I personally am not a fan of 'outing' people, period.  But for the sake of argument do gay politicians have a right to protect their sexual orientation when people are reviwing their voting record in regards to gay rights? 

Here is a bit about the movie:


 

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From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated) comes OUTRAGE, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to.

Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States' most powerful policymakers, OUTRAGE takes a comprehensive look at the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media's complicity in keeping their secrets.

 With analysis from prominent members of the gay community such as Congressman Barney Frank, former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, activist Larry Kramer, radio personality Michelangelo Signorile, and openly gay congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (Representative, Wisconsin 2nd district), OUTRAGE probes deeply into the psychology of this double lifestyle, the ethics of outing closeted politicians, the double standards that the media upholds in its coverage of the sex lives of gay public figures, and much more...


 

by on Aug. 18, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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Stefanie1085
by Silver Member on Aug. 18, 2009 at 1:52 PM

I don't think that politicians should have to disclose their sexual orientation, but I also don't think they should have to disclose religious affiliation either......

And am I understanding this correctly? Closeted politicians are afraid of being found out, so they vote against legislation benefiting the gay and lesbian community? Ick.  

Peanutx3
by Ruby Member on Aug. 18, 2009 at 1:54 PM

I think any individual no matter how public has the right to preserve their privacy when it comes to sexual preference. 

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