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Homemade jeans? Could we have pictures?
@Ferris8: Really? That’s what you take from this story? -.-
“I’m so upset—it’s my fault, I spoke back to them.”
That sounds like the 1920s mentality of an Uncle Tom Negro from the South.
This is obviously a horrible thing that happened, but people should really take their heads out of the sand. I’m not blaming them for what happened but you need to learn to recognize a dangerous situation and protect yourself. Start by not feeding the hate by talking back to people like that. Ignore them and move to a crowded area. Sadly, this can and does happen anywhere, NYC, LA, Amsterdam, it doesn’t matter. I know from personal experience. Don’t be so Naive. Getting out of NYC will not solve anything.
No they spoke first accusing them of being on steroids for having muscles..lots of gays now talk smack out loud if the straight guy is good looking….no big surpise this happens…
Alot of “GMS” out there (gay man scorned)….
@alterego1980: I read on another blog that this happened in the middle of the day, out in the open, with dozens of people watching and doing nothing to help the two men. If you don’t feel safe in NYC with many people nearby then where can you feel safe?
This shows our struggle is still far from over and our community will need to be vigilant. I hope they catch these men and they do some time.
I agree with@Kieran:
I have no problem with 3 times the number of hidden security cams in any city any more. Keep the streets clean and the jail cells full… preferably 100 inmates to a cell built for 30. That should take care of any breathing problems and promote cooperation among the ‘mates!!
Things are better in NYC than they are elsewhere, but (and I know I will be flamed for this) we as gay men need to be even more cautious are our rights advance. It will hit a sore spot with a great deal of people, and many of them will look for ways to get back at us. Hate groups go on the rise when minorities get rights.
The being said (and again I know this will be flame worthy), why would you stroll down the road arm in arm with a guy after a sporting event (or anywhere else in public) and then when you are confronted speak back to your confronter? That is just asking for trouble no matter where you are. We are not to the point where we, as a nation, are willing to accept LGBT in (to use a very old inappropriate term) in our face. Sad, but true!
@Kieran: That it does, but it also sounds like the truth. If you are willing to always take a stand for your rights then do not be to surprised when you get knocked down in the process.
@C. Michael: In a city that allows you to actually defend yourself!?! There is a reason that stuff like this does not actually happen in small towns as much as you think it should. Because gay men in small towns are not afraid to arm themselves and to shoot someone trying to attack them.
@tdx3fan: Yeh right. And they shoot you first and it goes down in the self-defense with a gun statistics.
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