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Amy
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posted 27 July 2004 08:24 PM      Profile for Amy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Gay photos prompt police investigation
Last Updated Tue, 27 Jul 2004 00:55:22 EDT
REGINA - Police in Regina have investigated a gallery exhibit of homoerotic art, but decided not to lay charges.

One of the exhibit's pieces, titled Maracaibo, consists of photos of naked men who are sexually aroused. It prompted a complaint to authorities from the public.

This is the first time the exhibit, which has travelled around the world since 1992, has been the subject of police scrutiny.

here!

What kind of charges could they have laid?
edited to add: oh, nevermind, i skipped over a line by accident. still though, why would they announce that they weren't going to lay charges?

[ 27 July 2004: Message edited by: wizkid ]


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Hephaestion
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posted 27 July 2004 09:21 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
from the articleŚ

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The exhibit has prompted strong feelings from those who have seen it at its Saskatchewan stop. "I almost puked, but that would have been an improvement," one visitor wrote in the Dunlop Gallery's guest book.


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The Dunlop is a publicly run gallery located in the same building as the city's public library. The gallery's management has tried to ensure that no one stumbles into the exhibit by accident, posting a security guard, papering over windows and posting warning signs.

That "visitor" has their head up their ass. If the sight sickened him or her so much, why did they go to so much trouble to see it in the first place?

Some people's kids!!

[ 27 July 2004: Message edited by: Hephaestion ]


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Doug
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posted 27 July 2004 09:26 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh no! It's a penis and it's...ERECT. Run! Flee!
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Debra
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posted 27 July 2004 10:31 PM      Profile for Debra   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Doug:
Oh no! It's a penis and it's...ERECT. Run! Flee!

Ya know this is what I thought too.

Why is it that you can take kids to an art gallery that shows women in any number of splayed poses and that's ok, but show the penis and everyone is up in arms?


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Anchoress
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posted 27 July 2004 10:40 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I know, Debra, that double standard makes me so mad.

I remember when I was living in the UK a new erotic mag aimed at women came out to much fanfare. The pre-release talk of obscenity charges and censorship fell flat when reviews by buyers were lukewarm because none of the nude males pictured had erections.

Amazingly, even the publishers were *shocked* that women would want to see pictures of erections, and righteously refused to cave in to readers' demands.


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Hephaestion
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posted 27 July 2004 10:46 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I believe it's the fault of the antiquated obscenity laws. For decades, it has been popularly accepted that while a flacid penis can be artistic, an erect one is obscene.

Personally, I find bigotry and violence far more obscene than an erection, but what do I know?

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Debra
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posted 27 July 2004 11:02 PM      Profile for Debra   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Hephaestion:
I believe it's the fault of the antiquated obscenity laws. For decades, it has been popularly accepted that while a flacid penis can be artistic, an erect one is obscene.

Personally, I find bigotry and violence far more obscene than an erection, but what do I know?

[ 27 July 2004: Message edited by: Hephaestion ]



Quite! After all the erect penis can cause the downfall of society!!!


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