R E S P E C T

March 29, 2007

Admittedly, this would create a hierarchy of legitimacy; a cast system of sorts and that might not be ideal–certainly not in a free society. But let’s be honest, we don’t live in a free society. And while we work on getting to a free society, we have to get by in the one we live in now. The society where we have to cope with far too many ignorant fundamentalist who are afraid to leave their children in the same room with us because we’re gay (and porn obsessed). The society where we have to deal with web sites being censored by content filters merely for their references to this or that artist or historical figure as being gay, or for mentioning health information that could be vitally important to gay teenagers. Such things are partly the result of the public’s perceived connection between gays and pornography. The .xxx domain would help unplug that connection, and in the process gets us a little more respect.

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