In Defense of Larry Craig

January 11, 2008 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

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In the Life, the Emmy award winning documentary series exploring LGBT experience, digs deeper into Larry Craig’s wide stance, police stings targeting gay men for entrapment and public sex laws as part of a new show called conveniently enough Wide Stance. Rather than clutch their journalistic pearls in mock horror as the traditional media has done, the producers behind In the Life look at the history of police using stings and other entrapment techniques to harass gay men.

…when people see it, it’ll get a lot of conversation going on a number of levels. On a broader one, it touches on issues around public-sex laws, systemic inconsistencies in how they’re enforced from state-to-state and among various groups, and how – depending on where in the country they are – what might be treated as a minor offense, can snowball into a felony.

The closer look at the complexities around public sex and police entrapment is just one of the great stories featured on the episode. Also, include are rich stories on what life is like for an openly gay rapper, an closer examination of biblical language around homosexuality and the fabulously controversial comic Margaret Cho.

You can find out when the show airs in your area here.

You can view the trailer for the January episode of In the Life here. You can view the segment on Larry Craig, public sex and police entrapment here.

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