Heartwarming Stories Are Great, But Bad Things Still Happen to Gay People in Ohio

Jan 5, 2013 Full story: www.huffingtonpost.com 9

In Columbus, Ohio, this past August, I had a very different experience from the one detailed in a recent HuffPost blog in which Joel Diaz describes the positive experience of witnessing fellow customers and staff at a pizza restaurant come to his defense when an anti-gay customer began harassing him and his friend Ethan for holding hands while waiting in line.(more)

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Since: Nov 08

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#1 Jan 5, 2013
Columbus is probably the friendliest of gay cities in Ohio. I have never had a problem there. They'll hate you more for being a Michigan fan than they would for being gay.
Nolan

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#2 Jan 5, 2013
Why do queers engage in disgusting behavior in public then scream gay-bashing when a normal decent person complains.

Since: Mar 09

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#3 Jan 6, 2013
Nolan wrote:
Why do queers engage in disgusting behavior in public then scream gay-bashing when a normal decent person complains.
What kind of "disgusting behavior in public" ?

Since: Mar 07

United States

#4 Jan 6, 2013
Nolan wrote:
Why do queers engage in disgusting behavior in public then scream gay-bashing when a normal decent person complains.
It's not common for couples to hold hands?

What odd place to you live in? I suspect you need to get out more.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#5 Jan 6, 2013
Quest wrote:
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It's not common for couples to hold hands?
What odd place to you live in? I suspect you need to get out more.
Unfortunately, this one demonstrates the irrational prejudice described in the article remains strong in many people and places. But, yes, getting out more might help, though opening a door does not always open the mind as well.

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Mark Twain
WestCoaster

Chatsworth, CA

#7 Jan 6, 2013
Men hold hands in public in the Middle East all the time.

Since: Mar 09

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#8 Jan 6, 2013
WestCoaster wrote:
Men hold hands in public in the Middle East all the time.
Not just there.

He's SO strange, wanting to drive people apart rather than trying to bring them together.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#10 Jan 7, 2013
Chad wrote:
Not two men. I never see men holding hands and if I do believe me I'm going to tell them to stop mo-ing off in public!
People are tired of this homosexual BS!
I am really going to kind of enjoy breaking this to you buttercup, but what we are seeing more and more of, despite stories of heterosexuals acting like intolerable asses in public such as this, is that what people are actually tired of is assh*les like you acting out in public. It's the reason your gay bashing is limited to your childish rants from behind the hoped for anonymity of your proxy server on here. You know deep down that if you actually behaved this way in public you would be lucky to just be verbally rebuked and spoken to like a fool on a fairly regular basis. Your obvious "issues" with our mo-ing off in public sweetie, they are no longer our problem.
TheTroll Stopper

Roanoke, VA

#11 Jan 7, 2013
Nolan wrote:
Why do homophobes engage in disgusting behavior in public then scream "anti-christian bigotry!" when a non-bigoted person complains.
There, fixed that for you. You're welcome.

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