Saturday, May 21, 2005


So the news is out. GLSEN made a mistake when it said the "Little Black" books weren't handed out. Regardless of the fact that it really wasn't handed out by GLSEN, Article 8 wants to hold GLSEN's feet to the fire. (They are still reeling about a frank discussion about sex that was held years ago at a students only conference that Article 8 head Brian Camenker illegally recorded.)The book was actually on the table of the Fenway Community Health Center (FCHC). Hmm...FCHC is a clinic. Their website lists their mission as:

We're about the health of our community. We strive to care for its ills and its
pains, to keep it healthy,to understand what makes it sick and to teach others
how to care for it.

I guess we're supposed to flog them for caring about the health of people. Why don't we just take all the funding away from them because of this one mistake? Do we even know if any middle school children took the books from the table anyway? It sounds like all the Article 8 devoured the book. They went home and drooled all over the pictures all the while swearing about it's content. After all, these people seemed to be obsessed with everything that is gay.

I don't understand what the big deal is anyway. It has been widely reported that children are having sex younger and younger these days and I don't think they are learning it from "Little Black Books" handed out by health clinics. Anyone that was going to that event in Brookline knew is was a GLBT event, not a reading of "Dick & Jane".

Was Fenway wrong in having this book on their table, YES. Should we prosecute everyone involved with the event, NO. Mistakes happen, I think the homophobes at Article 8 and Massresistance need to get over it and move on. I'm sure there is another family out there that they want to try and destroy.

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