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If Soca star Machel Montano came out as gay, what would happen?

Our old friend Karel McIntosh of Outlish Magazine takes a look at how mass media transforms attitudes to gays. But does the same apply to gay Soca artistes?

by Karel McIntosh Outlish Magazine

Studies show that people are likely to be less prejudiced towards gay people through parasocial contact via mass media. What this simply means is that you’re socialised through one-sided interaction. You know a lot about the other person – the celebrity who’s gay or the gay character in “Will & Grace” or “Sex & The City” – but the celebrity doesn’t know much about you.

And, through regular consumption, your prejudice levels begin to drop – most likely, I suppose, because you begin to see them as human characters, and not as “that gay man or woman”.

But does increased tolerance really mean that people are ready to see homosexuality, which is still viewed as an alternative lifestyle, represented on the big stage?

Would thousands jump up in Soca Monarch for a gay artiste? Would the grassroots in general admission go for it?

Would thousands jump up in Soca Monarch for a gay artiste? Would people be cool if a male singer put “he” where they’d have expected “she” in a song? Or would we really not care because, oh lawd…de song sweet!

Read the full Outlish Magazine article Soca and Sexuality: What if your Favourite Artiste was Gay?

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Disgusting speech by BLP’s Clyde Mascoll: implies dead PM David Thompson was homosexual, gay.

How much lower can Clyde Mascoll go?

I couldn’t care what colour of the rainbow that David Thompson or anyone else is. I couldn’t care if he was gay. Or straight. Or purple.

But if I wanted to call David Thompson “gay” I’d at least have the integrity and cojones to say it while he was alive.

Clyde Mascoll is a pathetic little man.

From The Bajan Reporter…

In Barbados it is claimed one cannot libel the dead, so seeking to what appeared tantamount of capitalising on a cheap Pot Shot at former Colleague David Thompson, the PM who died of Pancreatic Cancer in October 2010, Economist for the Barbados Labour Party – Clyde “Political Quisling” Mascoll – seemed to have implied at least twice that the former leader could have been gay. What bearing does that have on the current Fiscal Crisis which Bajans from all walks of Life are now enduring? The economist needs to stay with money matters…

… Ian Bourne fires a well-deserved broadside at Clyde Mascoll: Barbados Labour Party’s Economist uses cheap tactic of Homophobia on a Dead Prime Minister

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