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31 Mar 2006

Huisgenoot
There is a bad article in the Huisgenoot and the You magazines about the lesbian couple who murdered the little boy, it really is very bad and homophobic, they seem to blame it all on because of them being lesbians which is disgusting. I feel so angry about it, the media use every chance they can get to make us look really bad. Did other people see it? What can we do about this?
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Anon and thanks for the post. The articles you refer to have offended and upset many people, with some saying that a complaint should be lodged with the Human Rights Commission. There is no doubt that such articles feed prejudice and cast aspersions on same-sex couple's ability to parent children. They also stereotype lesbians as being aggressive. Triangle Project is considering the matter, as I'm sure other gay organisations are also doing.

I encourage anyone who feels offended or hurt by the articles to write letters to the editor of these magazines - make your voice heard and flood her with complaints, and demand that they include a follow-up article on prejudice against us in a future edition. It is particularly disconcerting that YOU and Huisgenoot are part of the Media24 group, a cousin of Health24 - who host this gay and lesbian forum. How's that for double standards?

The editor of YOU and Huisgenoot is Esmaré Weideman, telephone (021) 406 2682, facsimile (021) 406 2592. Her postal address is as follows:

Esmare Weideman
PO Box 1802
Cape Town
8000
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