entitled to privacy, especially as it comes to their home, family & more… But if you put
yourself out there in roles that are traditionally seen as heterosexual – accurate or not,
and go out of your way to be seen by the media in one way and live a different private
life, the paparazzi world we live in WILL find you out. Isn’t it better, especially in 2010, to
just come clean or really keep your private life – private? Does anyone really care
anymore who you are shacking up with? Really? It becomes a big issue when you LIE
or a hypocritical about it. Aren’t we all tired of politicians and clergy telling us how we
will burn in Hell for our lifestyle, preventing us from equal & fair rights, and then hearing
them tearfully apologize over & over again for their own indiscretions?
At Ambiente we really strive to stay away from sensational journalism and “Outing”
anyone. Your personal life should be just that. When we do choose to run a story on
someone’s success, promotion or accolades, and their sexuality is mentioned, it is
because the person has deemed this to be acceptable to discuss publicly in advance,
and because telling our readers, we wholeheartedly believe, helps to educate,
enlighten & inform the world about the LGBT community. We come in all sizes,
shapes, colors & professions. We are leaders, athletes, politicians, beauty queens
and American idols – mothers, fathers, brothers & sisters. But most importantly, we
are a representation of our family, our upbringing and of what we wish to project to the
world. This is a responsibility we all carry and should be out & proud of.
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EDITORIAL | Journalism - Why do we do what we do, and how
we do it, and is it really everyone's business?
By Herb Sosa
Journalism consists largely in saying ''Lord James is dead'' to
people who never knew Lord James was alive.
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)
British journalist, novelist and poet.
Why do we do what we do, and how we do it, and is it really everyone's business?
These are questions I often ask myself, and am also often asked by our readers. Is
reporting on weather a politician is openly gay, really anyone's business? Does if
effect his or her ability to be a good leader?
Does a footballer coming out of the closet make him kick harder, run faster or score
more -on or off the field? Is a newscaster any more effective in reading the news if we
know who she goes home to? The answer to all of these questions is clearly – NO, so
why do we write about the famous or infamous? Why is it anyone's business but their
Fame is most often defined as:
1- Widespread reputation, esp. of a
favorable character; renown; public
eminence: to seek fame as an opera singer;
or 2- Common estimation or opinion generally
held of a person or thing; reputation.
To be famous or in the
public eye, in my opinion,
brings with it a certain
responsibility to act
accordingly, in a leadership
role, and mind what you do
because many are looking
to you for guidance or
inspiration. It is true that
many find fame for the
wrong reasons or because
of their bad behavior, but I
am old school on this one.
If I CHOOSE to be in front of
a camera or audience, it is
because I have a special
talent or ability.
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I CHOOSE to share it with others, and therefore, the better I am at what I do, the more
people will look to me as a role model, guide or for inspiration.
This is how it is, folks.
If you only want to sing, run, jump or hit a ball into a hole. Want people to buy tickets to
see you, buy your t-shirts, shoes or perfume, then you better be willing to let them in on
the whole package. Yes, famous people should be and are