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New About.com Features

By Christian
April 18, 2000 - 7:49 AM

Over at About.com's Star Trek Fans, Julia Houston has put up a new featured article, called 'Homosexuality: The Final Frontier'. Here's a short snippet from the article:

Looked at with some objectivity, it's obvious that America simply has no common opinion about homosexuality right now. It's all but encouraged in some places, and will get you beaten to death in others. If Star Trek is just like all other television shows in being a reflection of its society, then its strictly heterosexual cast is simply an outcome of taking the same safe option as most other programs on right now.

Indeed, considering that many shows on TV right now have nothing but white male characters of power, a token African-American, and a few women secretaries, compared to them Star Trek is overflowing with political correctness.

The problem is, Star Trek doesn't present itself as just another TV show, and has taken great pride and great pains in holding itself up as an example for the rest of the world to follow.

It's all the fault of the first series and those radical 60s people.

For the full article, please follow this link. By the way, related to this, does anyone know whatever happened to the Voyager Visibility Project, the campaign to have homosexual character on Trek? I remember them being fairly active a few years ago, but nowadays you don't hear anything about them anymore.

Anyway, Julia Houston has also put up a new list, entitled Articles That Would Get Me Lots of Email.

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