At dinner last night with John Stephens (friend of Tom Fox, one of four peaceworkers currently held captive in Iraq) and with Ray and Alan from Gay Christian Network (GCN), our conversation ranged widely. At one point we talked about how the homophobic remarks by conservative Christian leaders and politican often result in donations to the cause and votes on election.
The same is true for newspaper circulation. Christine sent me a link to an article outlining the outing of celebrities in Cameroon, West Africa, a decidedly homophobic country. (Where I performed Queer 101 last April)
Seems homophobia is good for the newspaper business.
“It’s been a long time since our circulation exceeded 5000,” said L’Anecdote editor Francois Bikoro. “Since we began dealing with homosexuality, it has gone up to more than 20,000.
Read the full article in The Australian)