A man who calls in and asks what he’s missing from the gay men’s clothing industry has his work cut out for him.
Tara Smith tells the story of how she came to buy gay-themed clothing and the man who was in charge of the sales.
She’s now selling her wares online and says she’s made enough money selling her clothing to buy her own house.
The man she says is behind the stores is Michael S. Bechdel, the founder of the award-winning documentary series “Cocktail Party” and author of “The Gay Agenda,” which won a 2016 National Book Award.
He also founded “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and was the creator of “Funny Girl.”
Smith told the NewsHour that her job is getting a sense of what people want from the LGBT community and the challenges of selling them things that are actually good for their bodies.
Smith says her experience buying and selling gay-specific clothing has been “awful,” but that she is glad she has a “straight-male-driven” job.
“My business is completely straight-male driven.
I think that makes a difference in terms of the kind of things that people will buy,” she said.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Bechbel said that the focus on gay men and their bodies should stop.
“I’ve made it very clear that I think the entire idea of gay men being gay is a big, huge mistake,” Bechbled said.
“There’s nothing in the books that suggests that anyone should buy or wear any clothing that is associated with a lifestyle that I don’t support.”
“The Gay Activists” is available on Netflix.
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