Walmart is selling the new It Gets Better book. Just don't call it "gay."
When I noticed that Walmart had listed It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living on their web site, I answered the invitation to "be the first to review this item!" and typed in a quick review (I reviewed it quite favorably last week here and for my blog My Fabulous Disease).
Nice try. My submission was nixed because I used the word "gay," which the site explained was "profanity." I felt properly chastised and removed the offensive word from my review, which remains "under review."
The most socially accepted term for my sexuality is profane. Really? I guess uttering "homosexual" or "queer" would have produced a total meltdown. I can see where twits might sometimes try including "That's so gay" in their posts, but to label the word profane is ludicrous. Actually, "ludicrous" sounds kinda dirty. I wonder if you can say that word at Walmart. I must try using it with a cashier there sometime and see if she calls security.
I've sent e-mails to both their corporate feedback online and to their media folks, but as of this writing there has been no response.
straight heterosexual typical Walmart people. Whatcha gonna do?