Friday, March 2, 2007

Pete Wilson up for "Pink Brick" award

The LGBT's community's Bay Area Reporter says that KGO's Pete Wilson has been nominated for the dubious "Pink Brick" award for his criticism of gay San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty's plan to raise a child with a lesbian friend. Wilson, who has publicly said he supports gay rights and gay marriage, told his radio audience last October that the child deserves two parents who love one another, not co-parents who plan to date different people. Initially the city's gay leaders called for Wilson's firing. Then Wilson made a partial apology, and Dufty called off critics by saying he accepted the apology. Wilson kept both of his jobs, as a talk show host on KGO-AM and as an anchor on KGO ABC7.

Another nominee is "Grey's Anatomy" star Isaiah Washington who called co-star T.R. Knight a derogatory term for a homosexual. The Bay Area Reporter says members of San Francisco's LGBT community will vote on who gets the award. Then a look-alike of the Pink Brick recipient will be publicly dunked on Gay Pride Day.

Previous Pink Brink winners include Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (2006), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (2005), Attorney General John Ashcroft (2004) and Dr. Laura Schlessinger (2002).

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