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Author Topic: New York bus driver orders gay couple to the back of the bus  (Read 7182 times)

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http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2011/07/new-york-bus-driver-orders-gay-couple-to-the-back-of-the-bus/

I actually did a double-take when I saw this headline and had to re-read it before opening the article. W.T.F.?

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Re: New York bus driver orders gay couple to the back of the bus
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011, 12:33:56 am »
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http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2011/07/new-york-bus-driver-orders-gay-couple-to-the-back-of-the-bus/

I actually did a double-take when I saw this headline and had to re-read it before opening the article. W.T.F.?

 
*face-keyboard*

Gee, I wonder what THIS reminds me of.


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Re: New York bus driver orders gay couple to the back of the bus
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011, 01:42:22 am »
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http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2011/07/new-york-bus-driver-orders-gay-couple-to-the-back-of-the-bus/

I actually did a double-take when I saw this headline and had to re-read it before opening the article. W.T.F.?


Did we suddenly get sucked into a worm hole to the past or something and no none bothered to tell me? I mean, what the hell?
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Re: New York bus driver orders gay couple to the back of the bus
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2011, 02:08:39 am »
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Did we suddenly get sucked into a worm hole to the past or something and no none bothered to tell me? I mean, what the hell?

 
While we're in the 1950's (with internet access for some reason) do you want to publish a book of "prophecies" regarding the next sixty years and get famous?


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Re: New York bus driver orders gay couple to the back of the bus
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 02:09:35 am »
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While we're in the 1950's (with internet access for some reason) do you want to publish a book of "prophecies" regarding the next sixty years and get famous?

 
Screw fame, bring me FORTUNE! *cackles* ahem. Or, y'know, not poverty, anti-poverty...

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Re: New York bus driver orders gay couple to the back of the bus
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2011, 02:12:20 am »
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While we're in the 1950's (with internet access for some reason) do you want to publish a book of "prophecies" regarding the next sixty years and get famous?

 
Sounds like a plan to me! You cover the US and I'll do the UK?
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Re: New York bus driver orders gay couple to the back of the bus
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011, 02:14:15 am »
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http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2011/07/new-york-bus-driver-orders-gay-couple-to-the-back-of-the-bus/

I actually did a double-take when I saw this headline and had to re-read it before opening the article. W.T.F.?

 
Seriously, it's like people don't even have the fundamental self-awareness anymore to be like, "Golly, I sure am a gigantic ugly cliche right now.  This here, this is going to be on the local news."
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Re: New York bus driver orders gay couple to the back of the bus
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011, 02:21:17 am »
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http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2011/07/new-york-bus-driver-orders-gay-couple-to-the-back-of-the-bus/

I actually did a double-take when I saw this headline and had to re-read it before opening the article. W.T.F.?

 
O! M! G!

Maybe the driver was the one sucked through a time warp to the future? (This is where I really wish we had a googly-eyed emoticon.)
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Re: New York bus driver orders gay couple to the back of the bus
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 02:47:16 am »
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Sounds like a plan to me! You cover the US and I'll do the UK?

 
Sounds good.  Anyone want Canada while it's still up for grabs?


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Re: New York bus driver orders gay couple to the back of the bus
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2011, 02:49:35 am »
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http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2011/07/new-york-bus-driver-orders-gay-couple-to-the-back-of-the-bus/

I actually did a double-take when I saw this headline and had to re-read it before opening the article. W.T.F.?

 




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Re: New York bus driver orders gay couple to the back of the bus
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2011, 03:13:02 am »
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http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2011/07/new-york-bus-driver-orders-gay-couple-to-the-back-of-the-bus/

I actually did a double-take when I saw this headline and had to re-read it before opening the article. W.T.F.?

 
Also, I rolled my eyes a bit at the opening paragraph.  The "pivotal occurrence where an LGBT person stands up for themselves in a way that ignites a flame that won’t go out until we have our full equality" they mention queer folks hoping for?  Yeah, that'd be Stonewall, when a whole lot of LGBT folks did just that, and it doesn't look to me like that flame has gone out.

Okay, good chance the writer isn't old enough to have been there, and may well not have been born yet, but s/he is drawing a comparison from '60s civil liberties history; might be an idea to look into queer CL history of that decade while s/he's at it.

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Re: New York bus driver orders gay couple to the back of the bus
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2011, 03:19:48 am »
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Also, I rolled my eyes a bit at the opening paragraph.  The "pivotal occurrence where an LGBT person stands up for themselves in a way that ignites a flame that won’t go out until we have our full equality" they mention queer folks hoping for?  Yeah, that'd be Stonewall, when a whole lot of LGBT folks did just that, and it doesn't look to me like that flame has gone out.

Okay, good chance the writer isn't old enough to have been there, and may well not have been born yet, but s/he is drawing a comparison from '60s civil liberties history; might be an idea to look into queer CL history of that decade while s/he's at it.

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I wondered about that as well, just 'cause LGBTQ rights are taking an obscenely ridiculously long time to come to fruition doesn't mean the fight hasn't been occurring for the last few decades. I mean, come on now.

Or for that matter for much much much longer than mainstream history wants to cop to.
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Re: New York bus driver orders gay couple to the back of the bus
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2011, 03:47:55 am »
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O! M! G!

Maybe the driver was the one sucked through a time warp to the future? (This is where I really wish we had a googly-eyed emoticon.)
Oh no! And now the poor fella is going to be persecuted for heresy against those weird customs of the future! We must find a way to send him back into his own time! [/sarcasm]
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Re: New York bus driver orders gay couple to the back of the bus
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2011, 05:26:11 am »
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I wondered about that as well, just 'cause LGBTQ rights are taking an obscenely ridiculously long time to come to fruition doesn't mean the fight hasn't been occurring for the last few decades. I mean, come on now.


The parallel with Rosa Parks is blindingly obvious, but making that connection without mentioning that queer folks already have their own such historic moment is a) appropriative, b) smacks of thinking that we're in a post-racial culture (see below), and c) is a smack in the faces of those who were involved in Stonewall or the subsequent protests (by ignoring them, but possibly also in why they're ignored - does the reporter really not know, or is s/he discounting them, perhaps as "too angry", or for ageist reasons, or even from biphobia/transphobia [quite a few "mainstream" gay rights activists intensely dislike acknowledging that bi and trans* folks were integrally involved in both the community of the time, and in the protests]?)

My guess is that the reporter's intentions were just to make a snappy story by riffing on the "back of the bus" connection, and s/he gave nary a thought to the possible implications - but the road to intersectional social justice Fail is paved with just such unconsidered intentions.

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Or for that matter for much much much longer than mainstream history wants to cop to.

 
Indeed - but, something that's also true of most other social justice movements.  The kyriarchy hates letting go of any of its axes of privilege.

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Re: New York bus driver orders gay couple to the back of the bus
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2011, 07:52:12 am »
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I actually did a double-take when I saw this headline and had to re-read it before opening the article. W.T.F.?

::shaking head:: Unbelievable. Hopefully, the driver will no be working for this company once they finish their investigation.
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