California's Great America sued for gay slur on-ride photo

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:21 PM | Contributed by Alexatucla

California's Great America has been sued on charges that include sexual harassment by two men who say a photograph of them was doctored in humiliating ways and then put on public display. The men declined to purchase an on-ride photos showing them holding hands. Later in the day, friends discovered the same photograph on display at a different ride's counter - but with a thought bubble added that contained the phase "Were (sic) Fags!"

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Monday, August 15, 2011 6:34 PM
67440Dodge's avatar

Acronyms are so gay


Just another Mike..

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Monday, August 15, 2011 11:00 PM
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Scotus sounds like scrotus, and scrotus sounds like something Butt-head would write on an on-ride photo of Beavis, although I doubt he'd be offended.


Hi

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:05 AM
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I thought (at first) you guys were talking about the 'Scouts' as in the Boy Scouts. I was a boy scout. It was definitely one of the gayest things I've ever been a part of :)


Billy
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:30 AM
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Boy Scouts, Billy? There is another group that discriminates against gays. Good going.

Thanks for the edumication about Cracker Barrel, guys.

67440Dodge... That post offends me. Can you just type AASG from now on?

Last edited by LostKause, Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:31 AM
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:52 PM
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The fact that you're offended is offensive to me. In addition, I feel that as a senior member here, you are discriminating against me by asking me to use an acronym instead of typing out the entire phrase.

My crack legal team of Celino & Barnes will be contacting yours shortly.


Just another Mike..

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 1:37 PM
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I use Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe....Click and Clack recommended them highly!

But for some reason they keep asking me to use winkies (as if they functioned as a disclaimer of sorts)... :)

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 8:08 PM
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Great.. now I'm being sexually harassed because Bill wants to use his winkie here..


Just another Mike..

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 10:13 PM
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^Check your PMs...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 10:48 PM
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LostKause said:
Boy Scouts, Billy? There is another group that discriminates against gays. Good going.

What do you mean by 'Good going'? I was like 11...

I'm sure not all of them are uneducated about gay folks - anymore, anyway.


Billy
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 12:34 AM
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I said good going because you brought another discriminating group into the topic by mentioning Boy Scouts. They do not allow anyone who is gay to be a part of their group, which is a bummer, because they are a big, mostly positive part of so many kid's lives.

I got sort of kicked out of Weblos when I was about 12, seemingly because a scout leader suspected that I may be gay. It was my first big life lesson that life is not fair, especially for people who are different.

But I would never have turned to music or my other various creative outlets if that never happened to me, so I am very glad it did. When bad things happen to someone, it makes them stronger. That's how I got these superpowers. :D


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 12:21 PM
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I've been playing with radioactive spiders for months, but no super powers yet.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 1:00 PM
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LostKause said:


I got sort of kicked out of Weblos when I was about 12, seemingly because a scout leader suspected that I may be gay. It was my first big life lesson that life is not fair, especially for people who are different.

:D

I was a "flaming eagle scout", and was never kicked out - are you sure there is not more to this story?

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 1:49 PM
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I typed a few more sentences, but deleted it because it was so far off topic...

This leader's son (my age) always picked on me because he thought that I might be gay. I've never been a flamer, and I don't think it is easy for people to notice that I am gay, but this kid figured it out somehow.

Anyways, he must have let his dad know. At a meeting, he asked me if I, a twelve-year-old boy, ever had a girlfriend, and if I even liked girls. He was assessing my sexuality for some reason in a pretty creepy way. Later that night, he called my Mom to tell her that Scouts was not for me. He talked her into getting me to leave.

I loved scouts. I loved the friends and learning all that they taught.

At the time I didn't put it all together. At the time, I thought that my incident was an isolated incident. It wasn't until I began reading about how discriminatory the Boy Scouts are that I realized that maybe I was a victim of their policy to not allow gays.

And I'll say it again, in hindsight, I am very happy how my life turned out BECAUSE of that incident. I do wonder sometimes though how my life would have turned out if I were allowed to stay.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 2:27 PM

That is one of the lowest things I've ever heard, Travis. I'm sorry that happened to you. You certainly did not deserve it. Hell, you were just a kid. That scoutmaster sounds like he was a real piece of work. I'm glad you not only got through that, but turned it into something positive and affirmative and life changing. :)

Edited to say 'did not deserve it'.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 2:36 PM
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LostKause said:
And I'll say it again, in hindsight, I am very happy how my life turned out BECAUSE of that incident. I do wonder sometimes though how my life would have turned out if I were allowed to stay.

You'd have been a gay dude with marginally useful outdoorsy-type skills.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 2:43 PM
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Thanks, Mike, but it's all good. It's not the only discrimination against gay people story that I could tell. The point of it all is that Boy Scouts of America, an organization that receives help from the U.S. Government, discriminates against gays. This goes not only for the adults, but the kids too. I don't want to support an organization that will not let a gay man be a scout leader for his son's pack (or whatever it is called), or not allow a kid to be involved because he is gay. It's sad, and puts them right there with companies like Chick-fil-A and Cracker Barrel.

LOL, Gonch. "This is how you tie a gay square knot. This is how you make a gay campfire."

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 2:45 PM
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LostKause said:
LOL, Gonch. "This is how you tie a gay square knot. This is how you make a gay campfire."

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 5:28 PM
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Travis -

Is the guy (scoutmaster) still living? do you remember his name and town he lives in? I'd like to send a letter to him.

Call me evil and all, but that guy needs a hockey check.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 5:37 PM
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I have no idea. That was... umm... 25 years ago.

Send a letter to the Boy Scouts of America. They still discriminate against gays to this day, and are more public about it too.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 6:01 PM
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Are you sure about that? ;-) http://vimeo.com/24069503


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