NAMBLA, humor and the media

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Let's face it, there are any number of organizations we could name that are much larger than ours. Yet, how many garner the amount of attention we get? How do we explain the public's fascination with the media's portrayal of NAMBLA? Despite NAMBLA's thirty-three year existence and despite the remarkably high name recognition it draws, receiving as it does frequent references in popular culture, very few outside of NAMBLA know or can accurately identify our organization's mission and beliefs. In large measure, this is due to uncritical and irresponsible media which has thoroughly distorted our organization's identity. Few who depend on popular media for their information would be aware of the actual idea NAMBLA has steadfastly adhered to - that love between a man and a boy, when fully and freely accepted by both participants and expressed in any mutually agreed and safe way, is of immense benefit not only to both individuals but to the wider society as well.

source: Article 'NAMBLA, Humor and the Media' by P.M. [edit]; www.nambla.org/simpsons.html; NAMBLA; 18 November 2011