Diversify! Xpress, your photo-spread is hetero-normative

I was disappointed in the Valentine's photo spread in last week's Xpress [Feb. 10] for only representing heterosexual couples. Asheville is lucky to have a diverse and thriving GLBTQ community, and by choosing not to represent this community in these photos, Xpress is reinforcing a hetero-normative culture that isn't a true representation of our town. Show some love Xpress — all of it!

— Chelsea Kendrick
Asheville

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8 thoughts on “Diversify! Xpress, your photo-spread is hetero-normative

  1. travelah

    Chelsea, get your chick together and take some shots and send them in. Just let folks know if they are not family friendly and we will all wait for Chad to show up.

  2. travelah

    In all seriousness, do you really think heterosexuality is representative of the Asheville area??

  3. Ashevegasjoe

    not entirely– but i am in favor of the pics, lots of em’.

  4. Sage

    And so is homosexuality. It’s ok you won’t catch gay if you see the pictures.

  5. Betty Cloer Wallace

    Travelah re: “Chelsea… Just let folks know if they are not family friendly…”

    I’m curious, Travelah. In your opinion, who must be included in a photo in order for it to be deemed a “family” photo? How many people and what gender(s) or combination(s) thereof? What is your definition of “family”? What do you mean by “family friendly”?

  6. travelah

    Betty, if you didn’t grasp what I was referring to, then who am I to explain such matters to a lady. It is best you remain innocent.

  7. self

    Why dont you answer the question, travelah? You said something, someone is inquiring what you mean, and now you insist on hiding behind shallow wit.
    Are you going to do the right thing and answer, or are you going to say things without being able to back them up?

  8. Betty Cloer Wallace

    Travelah, in your opinion, who must be included in a photo in order for it to be deemed a “family” photo? How many people and what gender(s) or combination(s) thereof? What is your definition of “family”? What do you mean by “family friendly”? And what do you mean by “not family friendly”?

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