City BREAKING: Capitol Hill Seattle Blog Working With Anti-Gay Bigots!
posted by May 25 at 11:20 AMon
They’re voting over at CHS on what should go into the old Rainbow Grocery space up on 15th. CHS isn’t clear about whether we’re voting on what we’d like to see in the space or what we’re likely to see in the space—I suspect the latter, as “a large chain retailer” is currently in the lead.
The polling service CHS is using—Opinion Republic—allows people to add more candidates/possibilities to an already up-and-running poll. Neato! I’d like to see a gay bar in that space, which is not among the current options. Cha Cha found a new space, but Manray is homeless. But when I attempted to add “gay bar” to the poll I got this message:
Your response contains innappropriate language (sic). Please revise.
So I attempted to add “a homosexual establishment.”
Your response contains innappropriate language. Please revise.
Christ! So I attempted to add “a place where men can drink and sing showtunes.” Third time’s the charm. No offensive language—no “gay,” no “homosexual”—so my option was in. Only my option didn’t turn up when I went back to CHS! A moment later the poll itself stopped functioning—so maybe “showtunes” is “innappropriate language” too? Quick! Someone alert the Seattle Commission on Sexual Minorities!
In an earlier post about the poll CHS says…
Opinion Republic has been crappy the last few times we tried to use it. If it continues to suck, we reserve the right to pull its sorry ass and replace with a poll that actually works.
Crappy and bigoted, CHS—take your business elsewhere. (But add “gay bar” to the list, please.)