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Subject:Re: Sexual Orientation and Tech Comm (#836209) From:Bill Burns <wburns -at- MICRON -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 25 Apr 1996 08:35:30 -0600
>You've brought up some very good points concerning G/L/B that I really hadn't
>thought about. My first reaction was, as well, is homosexual tech writing any
>different than hetero tech writing, maybe not, but it seems that their issues
>certainly are. Up here in Canada, eh!! we have a Canadian Issues group within
>the STC, so I guess that if we need a Canadian Issues group (and we do), then
>maybe there is a need for a gay issues group too!
I agree with John, too. However, I think we need to rethink the intent of the
original message that was posted. Was the original poster's intent to say that
gays, lesbians, and bisexuals shouldn't be permitted to discuss these issues or
that they don't have valid concerns? I don't think so. I believe it was out of
a genuine desire not to increase the alienation of groups with alternative
living styles. It was a misguided suggestions in that the ideal behind his
sentiments concerning the relevance of sexual orientation to the workplace
doesn't bear out in reality. Does he deserve such harsh criticism for this, or
would we better honor diversity by pointing these issues out to him?
Assembly Training and Documentation Supervisor
WBURNS -at- MICRON -dot- COM
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