Re: Event at annual conference

Subject: Re: Event at annual conference
From: "HOLA235 -at- WLNIVM1" <HOLA235 -at- LNI -dot- WA -dot- GOV>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 1996 14:55:14 GMT

Rick:

Although one might argue that sexual orientation could have something to
do with technical communication, I won't. However, I doubt that most
gays and lesbians care very much whether you want them to get together
as a group or not.

Also, as I'm sure you're aware, sexual orientation is much more than an
"after hours social life." One doesn't turn off one's orientation at
work and turn it back on again at quitting time. If you're not
interested in a gay/lesbian event, don't go.

I won't be there either. Maybe we'll meet. ;-)

Laura

***************************************************************
Laura Brand-Bauer Team Standards:
HOLA235 -at- lni -dot- wa -dot- gov Committed to reg reform
*************************************** "No verbal camouflage"
*** Forwarding note from RICKL --INTERNET 04/23/96 14:37 ***
To: TECHWRL --INTERNET TECHWRL

Subject: Re: Event at annual conference
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'.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Post Message: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Get Commands: LISTSERV -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU with "help" in body.
Unsubscribe: LISTSERV -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU with "signoff TECHWR-L"
Listowner: ejray -at- ionet -dot- net

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Post Message: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Get Commands: LISTSERV -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU with "help" in body.
Unsubscribe: LISTSERV -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU with "signoff TECHWR-L"
Listowner: ejray -at- ionet -dot- net


Previous by Author: Office ergonomics
Next by Author: Re: For Writers Who Travel with Laptops
Previous by Thread: Event at annual conference
Next by Thread: Re: Event at annual conference


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads