Wingspan ads fuel questions, mix of reactions – Anne T. Denogean

An advertising campaign by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization Wingspan in Tucson provoked plenty of online conversation. Here’s a sample of some of the comments. If you want to see all of them, go to the story at

I have a gay granddaughter; so what? Why advertise the fact? They only want attention. I’m 70 and if you want to feel discrimination, try and find a job, please do an article on me!
– Dennis L.

Sad we need messages like this in our society. I don’t see why people are intolerant of other lifestyles.
– Joan S.

I tolerate colds and injuries. But I do not advocate for them. Be all the gay you want. Just get out everyone’s face.
– Joel l.

My point was that why are we writing ads to bring certain lifestyles to everyone’s attention? How many people in our society do jobs that aren’t recognized and they feel invisible? Yet we need to focus on the fact that gays feel that way. I don’t care what your lifestyle is. When everything is said and done the only one that anyone has to answer to is God.
– Laura G.

What’s the point of this article? I don’t have any problem at all with gay men and women but there are other people out there that do the same thing they do each day and are not recognized.
– Cathy T.

My $0.02: Yes, such an ad campaign is seemingly, unfortunately, necessary (or at least will be informative to a surprisingly large segment of the population).
– F.B.