In his fantastic post Where's the Outrage??, Waymon Hudson assails the traditional media for failing to more widely cover the murder of 15 year old Lawrence King who was shot in the head by another student likely for being gay.
I can’t help but notice, however, that no media outlets really seem to be covering this. The LGBT blogs are buzzing and angry, but the 24 hour news stations are still focusing on anything but the violent loss of this young man.
It seems the media and public are more concerned with where Britney Spears is or who made American Idol’s top 24. Meanwhile, young kids are getting shot in school for simply being themselves.
Waymon, I agree with you 100%.
But, what does it say about the LGBT community that in less than two days Bil's post featuring pictures of Big Brother 9's Neil Garcia's ass is now the highest viewed post since the relaunch of Bilerico last July?
That means that more people were interested in seeing Neil's ass than were interested in reading what Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama would do as president to advance our civil rights or were interested in reading Barney Frank's rationale for removing gender identity from ENDA and Lambda Legal's sharp rebuttal.
If we want the non-LGBT world to pay more attention to senseless murders like this one, we have to pay more attention to them and not be so distracted by the next hot ass that comes along.