Re: Event at annual conference

Subject: Re: Event at annual conference
From: Rick Lanser <rickl -at- ENTER -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 1996 16:54:16 -0400

At 12:02 PM 4/23/96 -0500, Steve Victor wrote:
>Tech Event wrote:
>> Come out to a cocktail and dinner evening for all
>> gay and lesbian technical communicators at this year's
>> STC Annual Conference. This will be your chance to

>Hey, thanks for posting this. I won't be at the conference,
>unfortunately, but I had been wondering if there was some sort of
>gay/lesbian group within STC. Is there a formal organization (not
>officially part of STC of course) of gay/lesbian technical
>communicators? If not, it might be a good thing to start.

(soapbox mode on)

I disagree. Sexual orientation has absolutely nothing to do with technical
communication. And since for many people homosexuality is a "hot button,"
and God knows we already have no lack of controversial matters to discuss on
this list, why add this to the mix? I don't think homosexuals need to
isolate themselves from the professional mainstream by forming their own
clique, since in a professional context one's marital status has no bearing
on their work. I've never heard any rumblings calling for a group of only
single female technical communicators, for example. Let's stay together, and
keep our focus on matters related to our field of work, not our after-hours
social life.

(soapbox mode off)

Rick Lanser
rickl -at- enter -dot- net
Publishing Specialist, Graco Children's Products Inc.
Any opinions expressed are my own, not my employers'.

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