“i’d never seen anything like this before,” camenker says in a report on towleroad
Macy’s Downtown Crossing Department Store in Boston caved to conservative group MassResistance (formerly Article 8 Alliance) and removed two mannequins from a Gay Pride display after complaints from the group that the display was offensive. The display was designed by Macy’s with approval of the Boston Pride Committee.
Said MassResistance President Brian Camenker: “They were male mannequins with enlarged breasts, and one was wearing a skirt. It was really disgusting.”
Um, that skirt would be a gay pride flag. I wonder if Camenker would have been equally offended had the store used mannequins with flatter chests and slacks?
No matter, the real bullshit here is that Macy’s caved to this fringe bigot.
macy’s celebrates gay pride in boston by mounting, then removing “most offensive part” of “boston pride” display window (two “gay” mannequins with pecs and nipples showing thru shirts, one wearing a rainbow flag-like beach towel) after an effective pressure campaign is quickly & successfully grandstanded by anti-gay group massResistance, formerly article 8. all sides are pissed at macy’s/federated.
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322.1 suite sheet
322.2 overview: two news items from boston
322.4 brian camenker—wikipedia entry & link
322.5 brian camenker—towleroad entry & link
322.6 boston herald columnist/radio talkshow host margery eagan blasts camenker & link
322.7 brian camenker in response & link (massResistenceWatch)
322.8 brian camenker’s successful campaign: seven things to learn
322.9 cindy beal on brian camenker’s tactics in 2000 & rk’s text comments & link