Quick Index
 Adult Industry News
Search AINews Database
Type Keyword or Phrase Here
Pornography feminists unshackle their desires and celebrate their sexuality in the patriarchal world Elementary Public Relations Consulting and Press Release Service

Front Page
Film News
Media News
Business News
Clubs & Appearances
Law & Politics
Internet & Mobile News
Lifestyles Arts Health Charity
Letters to the Editor
Movie Spotlight Reviews
Pornstar Pages
AINews Staff
Ad Rates
PR 101: Press Release Service

Caliente Swinger Vacations!

Brea Bennett at Twistys

January 24, 2000 04:16pm
AHF Believes Condom Controversy Fuels Hate Speech; West Hollywood Bars Post Anti-Semitic Slurs
Source: PRNewswire
by: Company Press Release

(WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA) -- At a press conference held today at West Hollywood City Hall, several civic, community and religious leaders strongly denounced a recent and ugly act of anti-Semitic and homophobic hate speech in West Hollywood fueled by the recent controversy over condom distribution in the city.

Over the past week, posters calling AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) president Michael Weinstein (the spearhead behind the mandatory condom distribution initiative in West Hollywood) a "Condom Nazi," who "joins the ranks of Jesse Helms, Jerry Falwell and Dr. Laura as an enemy of the gay community," were plastered -- and remained for several days -- on the restroom walls of several gay bars along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.

"I am attacked in this flier as an enemy of the gay community," said AHF's Michael Weinstein, the primary target of the attack. "I am an enemy of HIV. As someone who has lived through a plague at full throttle I cannot remain silent. I would invite the anonymous author of this flier to step forward and debate the issue not in the restroom of a bar, but in the light of day."

The controversy over a city-financed condom distribution program in West Hollywood -- a mandatory plan versus a voluntary program targeting the city's "high risk" bars and establishments -- came to a head January 3rd when the City Council voted in favor of a voluntary program targeting so called "high risk" (principally gay) establishments. In July, City Council had voted 3 to 2 to instruct city staff to draft wording for a mandatory condom distribution plan for future vote. The staff's subsequent plan focused principally on gay establishments, which led to angry protest from many gay bar owners who felt that only targeting gay establishments was discriminatory (AIDS Healthcare Foundation's mandatory condom availability ballot initiatives -- then as now -- target both gay and straight venues).

Two days after the January 3rd Council vote, AHF filed 4634 voter signatures (2310 valid signatures are needed to qualify the measure) in support of a mandatory condom availability initiative in West Hollywood. The measure identifies bars and establishments that would be required to participate in the mandatory program based on alcohol sales (50% or more of revenue from alcohol sales for on-site consumption), NOT so called "high risk" designations.

"As a gay man and a Jew, my people were double victims of the Holocaust," added AHF's Weinstein. "Nazis committed mass murder. Using that term not only insults me as a Jew and a gay man but it degrades the lessons of history."

The anonymous hate speech attack on Weinstein and AIDS Healthcare Foundation was denounced by other prominent civic, community and religious leaders at the press conference including West Hollywood City Council Member Paul Koretz, TEMPLE KOL AMI Rabbi Denise Egger, and Los Angeles Human Rights Commissioner Morris Kight.

For further information, please contact AIDS Healthcare Foundation Community Relations Director Ged Kenslea, 323-860-5225, or pager, 213-209-8123.

Pornography feminists unshackle their desires and celebrate their sexuality in the patriarchal world

Related Stories

Related Sites - WARNING! Graphic Content


See BiBi Jones at Digital Playground

Top Stories

Dead But Dreaming ~ Reviewer Rated

MWA: 05/12/16

Dava Foxx Self-Booking

Gina Valentina's 1st IR

MWA: 04/28/16

Submission of Emma Marx: Exposed ~ Reviewer Rated

BBWcon 2016

New Webcam Opportunity

NaughtyAllie Facelift

Nina Elle MiniView

Kahlista Stonem Available

Sanders, Trump Joint News Conference

Naughty Massage

Redefining the Status Quo

Jenevieve Hexxx at Trixie's

Ocean News from Lexi Love

Hard Squeezes

APAC and Sex Worker Rights

New From Rodney Moore

RNSU Radio Thurs March 24

New Girls

What We Signed Up For

The Directors

What is Consent?

MWA: 03/16/16

MWA: 03/12/16

Bee, Evans at Sexpo

New Gay News Site

MWA: 02/28/16

Alana Evans on MTV

MWA: 02/17/16

Sexpo Cosplay

MWA: 02/13/16 AVN AEE 2016

Cruz Receives Porn Offer

MWA: 02/12/16

Poking Around AVN 2016

Deadly Famous

Planet Venus

The Hedge Against Exploitation

Performers File Unpaid Wage Claims

Stories From

Lifestyles Arts Health Charity

Naughty Massage

Ocean News from Lexi Love

Happy New Year 2016!

See Jack Napier

Merry XXXmas, Happy Xanukkah

Calvert Joins Gamelink

Richelle Ryan Naked Yoga

Sheri's Ranch Views Prostitutes

Candida Royalle Passes

Cleopatra Dead

Danger Builds Darth Vibrader

Vice is Nice Event

D Wise Fights for Life

Freedom Acres Anniversary Party

Girlfriends Celebrates Caitlyn Jenner

Welcome 2015!

Actress as an Artist

Merry XXXmas, Happy Xanukkah

Pushed Into the Corner

Bright Lights, Lonely Nights

Halloween Art Show

Sex Workshop Hustler San Diego

Fake Test Results

CET Free Panel Month

TTS Welcomes Bobi & Jen

Cutting Edge Changes Staff

Next Day Test in LV

Condomless Sex

Fetish Con Dates

Gloria Leonard Memorial

Valentine's Tips

Kinky Valentine Cards

Dammit He's Dead

Death at Bunny Ranch

Sara Jay not Dead

Glory Stories Batts Fundraiser

Daisy Marie hosts Philippines Relief

Fairvilla Movember Bash

Nadia Night Back From Rehab

Altar dedicated to Guccione

Alex Gonz Hep C Statement

CSC Preserves AIDS Poster

Bible Study with Kurt Lockwood

CineKink Screens at BedFEST

Shibari Speaks at Woodhull

Baci Launches Halloween Contest


Wicked Heads AIDS Walk

Yahshua Seeks Help

Alesia Pleasure at Bare Bowling

Copyright © 1998 - 2016 Adult Industry News (AINews.com)
All materials constituting text, articles, press releases, stories, columns, photographs, graphics, and code on the AINews.com domain are protected by copyright, and either owned by Adult Industry News (AINews.com), or reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. It may be downloaded and printed for personal reference, but not otherwise copied, altered in any way, or transmitted to others, without the written permission of Adult Industry News (AINews.com).