Campaigns — Demand Progress Oppose Protect-IP We knew that members of Congress and their business allies were gearing up to pass a revised Internet Blacklist Bill — which more than 325,000 Demand Progress members helped block last winter — but we never expected it to be this atrocious. Last year’s bill has been renamed the “PROTECT IP” Act and it is far worse than its predecessor. The new PROTECT-IP Act retains the censorship components from COICA, but adds a new one: It bans people from having serious conversations about the blacklisted sites.
Engaging the intersection of these topics is so fraught with peril that even the LGBT community itself traded some crossfire. Huffington Post's new Gay Voices ran a post positing a larger societal reluctance to even speak of same-sex behavior, aka homophobia, may have played a part in enabling the Sandusky cover-up. The piece drew fire from the LGBT news outlet Washington Blade who called it a "shameful, reckless take on PSU tragedy." And sadly, author Cindy Abel is no neophyte in the LGBT advocacy circles. She is a former co-chair of the electoral machine The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and has long been involved in state and national LGBT advocacy. The piece did have defenders within the LGBT community who considered it thoughtful. Daily Kos: Who dropped the ball discussing the Pennsylvania State scandal?
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