Saturday, April 26, 2008

Note to Bloggers and Media

When dealing with a gay candidate for any particular office, it is biased to always refer to the person as gay or "openly gay." It's fine to note it once and it's fine to bring it up if the article/post is discussing gay issues. But to always preface a person's name by their sexuality is wrong. You don't do it for straight candidates ("Openly straight candidate for sheriff Biff Webster"). And as a progressive blogger, you should particularly avoid doing this, because, in effect, you are exhibiting bias and/or prejudice in the name of supporting someone.

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