Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Weho City Council Adopts Resolution Condemning Shahs of Sunset

The resolution urges Bravo Network and Ryan Seacrest Productions to cease the promotion of negative and offensive stereotypes of IThe resolution urges Bravo Network and Ryan Seacrest Productions to cease the promotion of negative and offensive stereotypes of Iranian-Americans on the show.
By Danielle Jacoby [READ IT HERE]

The West Hollywood City Council has passed a resolution condemning the new reality television show Shahs of Sunset for perpetuating negative stereotypes about Iranian-Americans. Produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions, the show airs on the Bravo Network, a subsidiary of NBC Universal.

West Hollywood's opposition to the TV program is consistent with past actions denouncing negative stereotypes of the LGBT community and other groups who have faced discrimination and marginalization.

The city release states: 

The city of West Hollywood is located in close proximity to the area represented in Shahs of Sunset and has many residents of Iranian descent. Many of them and others have raised concerns about the show’s perpetuation of negative Iranian-American stereotypes.
Weho Councilman John Heilman said, "Negative stereotypes disseminated about any group should raise concern as this can lead to discrimination and, in extreme cases, even violence."

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