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New editor-in-chief dropped from newspaper, allegedly over lesbian relationship by elina on 2 October 2008 5:51pm
 
http://www.hs.fi/english/article/New+editor-in-chief+dropped+from+newspaper+allegedly+over+lesbian+relationship/1135239908176

http://www.yle.fi/news/id103339.html

This is the biggest news story in Finland currently. Even our president Tarja Halonen was surprised when she heard the news.

The current editor of Lapin Kansa said in an interview that the job would be difficult for someone who is openly lesbian.
 
Re: New editor-in-chief dropped from newspaper, allegedly over lesbian relationship by suzulu on 3 October 2008 2:49pm
 
As long as someone can do the job, what does it matter whether they are gay, lesbian or straight?
 
Re: New editor-in-chief dropped from newspaper, allegedly over lesbian relationship by johnnythemonkey on 3 October 2008 2:57pm
 
I like lesbians.
Especially when they let me watch. :)
 
Re: New editor-in-chief dropped from newspaper, allegedly over lesbian relationship by geordiegirl on 3 October 2008 5:32pm
 
That's really quite shocking, Elina.

Similar case here - chair of a big oil company - always reckoned he didn't get even higher because of his sexuality.

So appalling the attidudes still exist, especially in 'liberal democracies'.
 
Re: New editor-in-chief dropped from newspaper, allegedly over lesbian relationship by Ellerd on 4 October 2008 6:04am
 
Oh dear! And I thought Finland was generally more advanced in these regards...
 
Re: New editor-in-chief dropped from newspaper, allegedly over lesbian relationship by elina on 5 October 2008 12:37pm
 
Yes, Ellerd, I thought so too. Now the people in Lapland fear that this whole business and the sayings of the current editor has given people the idea that they are not tolerant.
 



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