Why identify pair by their sexuality?
Your article in July 25 edition (Gay cowboys bucked off Amazing Race Canada) on the front page is offensive.
Why not local or Alberta cowboys? Why did you deem it necessary to bring to the public’s attention their sexual preference when it has no relevancy?
When the mayor and his wife were featured in an article about their lawn, or lack there of, you did not headline the story as Heterosexual couple has no lawn.
Why lower yourself to the level of the National Enquirer?
The Edmonton Journal used the gay couple headline for these guys a few weeks ago for a story and took a tongue-lashing from their readers. The Calgary Herald took the high road, ran the same story and called them local or Alberta cowboys, thus avoiding the readers’ rage.
Lift your standards somewhat and ditch the sensationalism of cheap rags.
Editor’s note: the Amazing Race competitors in question called themselves “gay cowboys.” It was part of the identity they created to get on the TV show in the first place, and it is how they were marketed, by both the television network and themselves. The Advocate does not, as a rule, make an issue of anyone’s sexuality.