LGBTQ and the ”Sex & Nudity” section of the “Parents Guide”

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If LGBTQ is going to be listed in this section, the section should be renamed “Sexuality & Nudity.” Just the fact that a movie has LGBTQ content has nothing to do with sex or nudity. If it did, then all the other movies would need to list heterosexuality whenever there was even a hint of heterosexuality – including the glimpse of a wedding ring or a man and a woman hugging.

In The Laramie Project listing, the Sex & Nudity section says, “Theme of a openly homosexual young adult.” How is that either sex or nudity? And why is such clinical terminology being used to describe a Gay man?
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I think they need to change the 'sex' to 'sexuality' and separate it from 'nudity'. In other words, have a 'Sexuality' section and a 'Nudity' section. This is mostly because sex and nudity are synonymous. That, and when rating it, it is hard to tell if one should rate it as having moderate because there is full frontal nudity throughout the film, but nothing in a sexual context. Or, no nudity, but a lot of sexual content.

If not, then they should use the idea of 'Sexuality & Nudity'.
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In The Laramie Project listing, the Sex & Nudity section says, “Theme of a openly homosexual young adult.”
You can send a deletion request for this item via the Edit button. As you say, this shouldn't be in the parent's guide.
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Not all sex & nudity is offensive, but if we see "heavy" or "severe" we can decide not to watch. Same with LGBTQ. I do not see how this harms the LGBTQ community. If they see in Parents' Guide that a show or series has LGBTQ activity, they can decide "hey, this is for me." If Parents do not want their children to see it, then we can decide "hey, let's skip this show." As of now. we have to "fly blind" and watch many shows that start out with zero LGBTQ activity, then in Episode 4 - bam, much more than mere kissing. No thank you. Now, we've wasted a lot of time, and only get more angry. Just give us the up-front facts, and let us decide beforehand. Very simple. Just asking for the same treatment as those who complained about the Sex & Nudity, Violence & Gore, Profanity, etc. Enough folks spoke up and got it added. Just asking for one more category that should not be found improper - just information. Of course, some will have to twist this into "hate" but it isn't hate at all. It's about making informed choices.
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OK.. not all Christians think alike. Given. Most that I know do. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but yours is no more valid than mine. Yes, this will only devolve into one "intolerant" side making no valid arguments and resort to name calling. How mature. No one has made a valid argument as to how this harms the LGBTQ community. It does not. Adding a section to Parents' Guide only helps everyone, and names no names. Because I do not want my children watching two guys groping or having sex, or watching two women really going at it, does not make me a bad person. I don't care what others do or what activities they watch. I just don't want to watch it, and truly believe that if I know up front that there is going to be this activity, then I will not watch it. Everyone else can do what that want. Why cannot I? And, why is asking for this being added to Parent's Guide a "bad thing?" You have no logical argument, and yet you can attack, attack, attack. This is a good example of what's wrong with America today. You want me to be tolerant, but you do not even bother being tolerant or logical. Go figure. Hypocrisy at its height.
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For the one who said LGBT stuff can't harm or scare children. Considering that homosexuality and bisexuality are sexualities, they could harm children on a mental level. Or, at the very least confuse them, just like heterosexuality. If you want equality, then all forms of sexuality must be treated in the same manner. That, and because not everyone has the same mindset or opinions, they still need to list it, to avoid shock and disgust.
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I think you need to define ”LGBT stuff”. Especially compared to ”hetero stuff”. IMDb usually doesn’t just list ”stuff”. If you mean ”sex scenes”, then yes, they’re not aimed for children in movies or TV - whether they’re LGBT stuff or hetero stuff. Sex stuff is not for kids.

People holding hands, people kissing in a romantic way (no french kisses!), candle light dinners... those are another matter. They’re ”romantic stuff”. But not ”sex stuff”.
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I mean things that can only be included in a sexual context. People could kiss/hold hands/have dinner when they're just friends, so of course that's fine. If a film presents a romantic gesture in some sensual way, then that should be treated as if it was sexual. If that makes sense.
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Unbelievable!
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Please add into Parents' Control section, the ranking of LGBTQ Activities - None, Mild, Moderate, Heavy
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/please-add-into-parents-control-section-the-ranking-of-lgbtq...

JD Lewis
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