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Coming Out of the Newspaper Rack 

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City Weekly received this e-mail message from Fat Chance: “Hey, gay-wad ‘news’ paper, do you think you could stop being so gay? Maybe you’ve noticed: Most of us are not gay. Your constant pandering to gay issues is annoying.”

No further information was forthcoming so, alas, these thoughtful remarks didn’t make the Letters section. However, Rant Control felt it was enough of a howler for Brandon’s Big Gay Blog at CityWeekly.net (the word “gay-wad” alone is priceless).

Here’s what readers had to say:

“Does this mean I’m a ‘gay-wad’ too?” —MrGianni

“Because you totally have to be gay to want all people to be treated equally. Fairness is for fags.” —Balance

“I don´t understand why so many Neanderthals in Utah have issues with gay people. … Maybe these losers need passports.” —Marigold

“I applaud the maturity level of the author. Another well-thought-out argument against teh gay—or is it ‘teh gay-wad’ now? Oy!” —Gr8Shoes

While Rant Control is totally gay, I wasn’t sure what City Weekly’s sexual orientation is—if a newspaper can have a sexual orientation—so I consulted associate editor Bill Frost, who is an expert on all such matters. For the record, City Weekly is “quadra-curious.”

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