News and Sexuality: Media Portraits of Diversity is a practical teaching tool that addresses complex and often controversial issues in an engaging and accessible manner for journalism students. Edited by Laura Castañeda and Shannon B. Campbell, this volume contains original material written for this text that equips students with the general knowledge of sexual diversity needed by today’s journalists. This comprehensive text includes the history of media coverage of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues and covers important contemporary topics in the news that range from cross-dressing to AIDS to same-sex marriage.
Chapter 4: The Oliver Sipple Story: A Case Study in Homophobia
The Oliver Sipple Story: A Case Study in Homophobia
About 1:00 on the afternoon of September 22, 1975, Oliver Sipple was taking a walk through downtown San Francisco, as he did virtually every day, when he noticed a group of people gathering around Union Square. When he asked someone ...