Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 50 / 14 December 2017
 

BAR photo too hot for web platform

(Too hot for web platform: Tierra Del Sol dancers perform at Oakland Pride. Photo: Rick Gerharter)

(Too hot for web platform: Tierra Del Sol dancers perform at Oakland Pride. Photo: Rick Gerharter)

Readers who view the Bay Area Reporter on Issuu.com will find something missing – the paper’s front page photo of men dancing on stage at last weekend’s Oakland Pride has been deemed to controversial for the site and was censored.

[Updated: 9/19/16: The block was lifted on the paper’s site Monday. An Issuu.com spokesman attributed the incident to a “more stringent flagging system.”]

In an email received Thursday, September 15, Issuu.com said the photo had been flagged because it did not meet the site’s Community and Safe Modes guidelines and would be excluded.

The photo shows dancers from Tierra Del Sol performing on the Latin stage at the Oakland Pride festival, held Sunday, September 11.

“Really?” asked surprised B.A.R. publisher Mike Yamashita when he heard the news. “It’s a photo of men in underwear on a public stage in broad daylight at a Pride celebration.”

Carlos Uribe, Oakland Pride spokesman, said that between 46,000 and 48,000 people attended last Sunday’s parade and festival, held in the city’s Uptown neighborhood.

The paper filed a complaint with Issuu.com but did not immediately receive a response.

Issuu Inc. is an electronic publishing platform for newspapers and other print media. It allows viewers to see the paper’s pages as .pdfs for free.

To see the front page photo, go to www.ebar.com or Bay Area residents can pick up a copy of the paper and various bars, businesses, and other locations.

— Cynthia Laird, September 15, 2016 @ 10:10 am PST
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