I read in the Sun Sentinel that Jeff Sterling plans to impose a dress code and a code of conduct on Stonewall.
From the Sun Sentinel:
The major changes will focus on conduct, clothes and language.
Vulgarity is out. “If you wouldn’t say it in front of your 6-year-old niece, you ain’t saying it in public,” he said.
There is a dress code. Showing off female breasts and prosthetics are out. “None of that borderline stuff like pasties,” Sterling said.
Sterling will tell performers, “You are entertaining for minors, your audience is a bunch of kindergartners. How would you treat it as if it was your child.”
And there’s conduct. “You can’t touch yourself inappropriately, grabbing genitalia, using your body and thrusting it in a certain way,” Sterling said.
He’s got to be kidding. What is he going to do? Spy on attendees and have the pride police eject anyone who violates his code of dress, language, and conduct? What does he mean by “no borderline stuff”? How is this not caving completely? How is this a Pride celebration if we’re trying to blend in with the straights?
- Jay Turner, Wilton Manors
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