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Joe Mirabella is a writer and community organizer in Seattle.

Oct 15, 2012 Joe commented on Re: "Do TV stations have to run anti-gay campaign ads?".
I respectfully disagree:

My friend Dominic’s argument is fair. After all when you start censoring speech, the slope gets pretty slippery.

However, this is not censorship. I’m simply calling the question, should for profit corporations profit from ads that cause real harm to real people. These are not a crappy made-for-TV infomercials. These ads are blatant lies about a protected class of people in Washington State that cause real harm. I don’t think the TV stations should run them. The FCC says they have a right to choose which issues based ads they run. This would not be the only editorial decision made by our local stations. Local TV stations make editorial decisions every day.

Newspapers make editorial decisions every day too. The Seattle Times certainly hasn’t been shy about their support for marriage. Neither has the Stranger. Would the Stranger be willing to run anti-gay ads? What’s the difference between a newspaper making it very clear newspapers have an opinion about a basic human right and asking a television station to make their position clear by drawing a very exceptional line in the sand? Personally, I don’t see much of a difference.

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Aug 24, 2011 Joe commented on No Filter.
I bought one of his drawing after watching that movie. I look at it every day and see something different. That's the genius of Johnston. There is always something different to see.
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Mar 5, 2010 Joe commented on Josh Friedes to Head State’s Largest Gay Rights Group: “Where we are right now is not good enough.”.
This is great news! I worked closely with Josh on the Approve 71 Campaign. I admire his leadership and his commitment to all the issues the LGBT community faces.

With Josh and Anne Levinson's leadership, our team did the seemingly impossible. We won the expansion of LGBT rights at the state level by the voters for the first time in United States history.

I am proud to have Josh as a friend, and extraordinarily optimistic about our future knowing his political skills will continue to guide our community forward.
Dec 10, 2009 Joe commented on In Search of a Queer Youth Space.
Kyle is an incredible asset to the LGBT community. He is bright, resourceful, and dedicated. I am glad to see he is working to resolve this challenging issue whose effects are far reaching. On it's face it easy to dismiss this as an entertainment concern, but many in the LGBT community are isolated from family - an isolation that occurs at a young age. Providing positive outlets and resources to our younger members can prevent the development of low self esteem, drug abuse, and yes even homelessness. I for one am looking forward to helping Kyle any way I can.
Nov 13, 2009 Joe commented on Seattle Times Death Penalty Reader Poll.
They just took it down.
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Nov 13, 2009 Joe updated his or her bio.