I have a couple of questions about the April 3-9 edition of PGN:
What exactly was “gay” about the front-page article concerning a Philadelphia priest arrested for “allegedly raping and sexually assaulting a teenage male over the course of several years”? [“Philly priest arrested for sex abuse”] Neither the priest nor the teenager is identified in the article as gay. By featuring a story about an accused pedophile on the front page of a gay newspaper, PGN has helped to perpetuate the ugly stereotype that equates pedophilia and child abuse with homosexuality. The article failed to note that the vast majority of pedophilia cases are heterosexual. So what exactly was the point?
In the same issue, an unsigned contributor to the Pink Penny Awards praised an Academy Award acceptance speech for “Milk” by suggesting that “Slumdog Millionaire” should “stick that in your hookah and smoke it, Bollywood!”
Under which of PGN’s front-page credos does this unfunny ethnic slur fall: “honesty,” “integrity” or “professionalism”?