"The Battle Over Gay Teens" - Time Magazine Cover Issue

Uncertain's picture

Here's the link: http://www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,1112856,00.html

The article is reasonably long so I don't want to take up too much space posting it here. It's a must read and I like how Time Magazine always comments on things with unbiasedness.

"The Time Magazine did an excellent job pointing out that for many of us, being gay isn't about bars and parties-it's about life, in all its many variations"

Enjoy

rad_kt's picture

I love how Time covered both

I love how Time covered both sides so it couldn't be accused of being "gay propaganda".

jeff's picture

Umm...

I think they did that because they are, um, journalists?

Kang Lin's picture

Eh?

Doesn't the job description for a mainstream journalist stipulate a heavy leaning towards the publication's mandated stance? ;-)

RainbowCommie's picture

'Covered both sides'?

The only gay teens that they quoted were desperately trying to brainwash themselves into being straight. Except for mentioning the Point Foundation and the Advocate's 'Summer Sex Issue', they focused virtually exclusively on the most extreme factions of heterosexist religion. In addition, they promulgated the lie that contemporary high schools are havens of tolerance. They're not- a fact to which everyone here can testify. How is that 'both sides'?

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pup4588's picture

Enjoyable

I really enjoyed this article too. It gave me many things to think over and consider.

"It's lucky for you, my man... or you would find yourself in
Queer Street."
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hippiedyke87's picture

ick I didn't like it, there i

ick I didn't like it, there is another topic with this on the board, my reasons are there... Peace out.

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ryuugakun's picture

I also read that it is very w

I also read that it is very well done i would recomend it to anyone. Please!!

RainbowCommie's picture

Am I the only one who hasn't seen a 'postgay' identity emerge?

The article presented the gay liberation movement as dead and American high schools as absolutely free from bigotry. We all know that's a lie.
Also, they didn't even mention the many religious groups who aren't trying to turn us striaght.

Change is the only constant.
Even if you win the race, you're still a rat.
Workers of the world unite: you have nothing but your chains to lose, and you have a world to win.