Out of The Celluloid Closet

Gay activists are on a rampage against negative stereotyping and other acts of homophobia in Hollywood

The villainous stereotype may be an endangered species in Hollywood. African Americans have already made it quite clear that they are fed up with appearing in movies as muggers, pimps and other disreputable characters. Arab Americans say they are sick of being typecast as terrorists. And Native Americans have had it with being portrayed as brutish scalp-craving savages. Now gay activists are taking to the streets to decry the growing number of movies that, they say, are stereotyping them as psychopathic killers.

Protests have been aimed specifically at some of Hollywood's biggest and most prestigious films, including The Silence of the...

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