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6 comments | Sunday, June 24, 2007




If you're like me then you're probably wondering what's illicit about this picture. It seems that Superintendent Marion Bolden of Newark, New Jersey seems to think the image of Andre Jackson and his boyfriend David Escobales kissing warranted a huge black X over their picture in the school's yearbook. Bolden stated she was afraid the picture would upset parents. This statement coming from a woman who resides in a state that just granted civil unions to gay and lesbian couples.

It's so unfortunate that most Americans will accept images of violence before we will accept an image of Andre and David sharing a kiss. This is just a reminder that even in a liberal state like New Jersey there are still people who wish to ignore the fact that gay youth exist and their high school experiences mirror those of heterosexual teens. I wonder what the reaction would have been if Andre and David had been captured in a brawl?

6 Comments:

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

SICKNESS....Parents need to watch their kids more...especially teenagers who don't know what they are getting involved in.

June 25, 2007 10:22 AM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

oh sure captain... why try working two jobs to send your kids to college when u can better spend your time sitting around the house watching them swap spit with their latest boytoy... male or female.

these boys would be kissing even after attending church services.

get real

June 25, 2007 10:40 AM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Trust me...I have NO need to work two jobs.

June 25, 2007 7:07 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

of course you do not need two jobs. You are gaY. You won't ever have a family to provide for locked away in your conflicted prison of thought.

June 25, 2007 8:49 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I love the comparison of our acceptance of scenes of violence to same gender displays of affection you made Darian.

I totally agree with you...it's rather backwards and ridiculous to want to condemn two young men in love and not hurting a soul when we can turn on a TV or open a magazine and see carnage and destruction at free will. Makes me wanna holler and shake my head in disgust.

June 26, 2007 1:06 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

captain captain captain, your sadness rears its ugly head,

June 27, 2007 8:50 PM

 

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