Outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a billboard advertising the shooting range Pro Shots reads, "Converting Pansies Daily," referencing the stereotype of effeminate gay men in need of a 'masculine' activity in their lives. The ad, which contained an image of a pansy flower and a gun, has been removed following complaints from North Carolina advocates.
In Vibe magazine's December issue (on stands today), rapper T.I. says that gay people are “too sensitive” to anti-gay sentiment. The Root, a leading online source of news and commentary from an African American perspective, takes a look at T.I.’s logic.