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The Media and ‘Outing’

The featured articles on “outing” convinced me, enough is enough. I personally do not care with whom one sleeps. My objection is to the “sexualizing” of situations that have nothing to do with sex. Government offices, college classrooms and Boy Scout troop meetings are inappropriate forums for public declarations of which gender one prefers for sexual relationships.

I realize this sounds like an injunction to “stay in the closet,” but I fail to see what is gained by public announcement of what goes on between your sheets.

The practice of “outing,” and your reporting of it, smacks of tabloid journalism.

MICHAEL STONE

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