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cbertsch
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Ian and Dwight
As I was nearing the end of my jog this morning, I noticed this "For Sale" sign in our subdivision:

Maybe it was because I'd been struck the previous evening by several ads in the new "local content" magazine Tangerine -- otherwise the occasion for numerous shudders of the bitterly mirthful variety -- that feature same-sex "teams," but I immediately wondered whether the photo here features Ian and Dwight and, more importantly, whether potential homebuyers might be wondering the same thing.

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bitterlawngnome From: bitterlawngnome Date: May 24th, 2007 12:46 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
or Jim and Tammy?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 24th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Too true! I keep studying the image to see if I can figure out what, exactly, it's trying to convey and for whom. Tucson is a strange place when it comes to matters of diversity in sexual preference. Live-and-let-live more than most locales in the States, but also home to plenty of Fundamentalist sorts, especially in our area.
duccio From: duccio Date: May 24th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Maybe they are featuring their same sex partnership to attract the gay clients who are interested in home buying or selling. I think it is a very good idea. There are a lot of gay people and couples out there doing very well, and this team would know this particular characteristic of the market for that specific clientele that other realtors wouldn't have the slightest idea about or be sensitive to. If I were gay, I'd find a gay realtor (with the proper credentials and references of course): save yourself from an excess of right-wing bigot trouble later. Location, location, location!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 24th, 2007 02:27 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Good point. I hadn't thought about whether the current owner might be gay. Our small subdivision is home to plenty of right-wing types, but also a number of obvious gay couples. And we're getting more racially diverse, too. I still wonder, though, what this sign is supposed to be saying.
duccio From: duccio Date: May 24th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I still wonder, though, what this sign is supposed to be saying.
    Ha! how about: The times, they are a'change-n'.
From: ex_benlinus Date: May 24th, 2007 05:14 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Dwight's a handsome man.
sisterblister83 From: sisterblister83 Date: May 24th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I like their matching tans, hair coloring and style.
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