A movie is coming out this week, being screened at the Tribeca Film Festival on May 1, known as Outrage the Movie which, according to the film narrative “tells the story of the history and workings of Washington DC’s glass closet and the hypocrisy of powerful forces that benefit politically by promoting public policies that deny rights to gay and lesbian citizens.”
- Is it time, then, to reapproach the ethics of outing an elected official? I once read somewhere that outing is only ethical under a few circumstances, in cases like anti-gay legislators, moderate legislators that support anti-gay legislations, and, in some cases, even pro-gay legislators (but I forget the circumstances). Of local note, one of the important points is that it is considered unethical to out a politician who is in the closet but supports LGBT issues.
- Is this just the creation of buzz? Are they trying to create interest in the movie, all of a sudden? I’m just asking. It would be freakin’ awesome if it were real, especially since Gov. Crist took a nosedive into a marriage to seem more friendly as a VP ticket in 2008. In my world, we call those women “beards.” My fear is that it’s just further speculation and won’t have anything definitive, if anything at all.