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Bakersfield TV “exposes” gay sex solitication, used condoms in public parks; GLAAD calls report ”inflammatory” [video]

”Fueling anti-gay stereotypes is never in the public interest. GLAAD strongly condemns KBAK’s airing of a story that uses tactics and language that feed on fears and create panic.”

Rashad Robinson of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation in a press release which complains about Bakersfield, CA’s Fox 58 TV station decision to air a news report claiming gay solicitation and sex in public parks. The report briefly mentions heterosexual doing the same thing, but really only pursues the gay angle. (GLAAD)


I’ve had people come up to me and pull out their private parts and flash them right to you right there and say, ‘Is this what you want?’ … I see families out there at the barbecue area, (and) any little kid can walk into the bathroom. It’s dangerous, and no kid needs to see that.”

An anonymous man, hidden in shadow, who claims to be gay and is complaining for Fox 58 TV station in California about the image created by closeted gay men using public parks to solicit for and engage in sex. (Fox 58 Bakersfield)


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