Gay PDA causes 911 call...

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    Apr 28, 2008 2:14 PM GMT
    Very interesting 20/20 story...




  • coolarmydude

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    Apr 28, 2008 4:10 PM GMT
    Enthralling...........?icon_wink.gif
  • jarhead5536

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    Apr 28, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    Anyone suprised or upset about this story has never been in the South. It's terrible, but par for the course down there.
  • drakutis

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    Apr 28, 2008 5:17 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting that. I wanted to see it and totally forgot about it.
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    Apr 28, 2008 5:28 PM GMT
    Ahh, how much do we love that times have changed? The best part -- the cute lady who sits down next to the boys, tells them how sweet they are and how much they'd like Birmingham.

    To the woman who called 9-1-1: Your attitude and insecurity are more out-of-style than I suspect your wardrobe is.

    To the woman who sat down and talked to the boys: Gurl, call me. We'll do lunch.

    lol

    PS - Did you see the version of this special that dealt with lost children looking for help? Shocked me that so many people just kept walking. WHAT ARE THEY THINKING?!

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    Apr 28, 2008 5:44 PM GMT
    A slow process but things are a changing! Something we're not use to in the west, but I witnessed it in various comments when back east recently. These kind of stories help keep it in the forefront and help make people more comfortable with same sex issues in general.
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    Apr 28, 2008 5:50 PM GMT
    stories like that get me so angry but it's good that they point out that what those ignorant people feel is not the reaction the majority of people have. c'mon now,gotta love the gays.
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    Apr 28, 2008 6:09 PM GMT
    Awh those people are the cutest man, but that dude in the taxi needs some serious ass-whoopin'
  • kinetic

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    Apr 28, 2008 6:10 PM GMT
    Wow. -911? How could that possibly be considered an 'emergency'. The woman who called should be fined.

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    Apr 28, 2008 6:15 PM GMT
    Nothing shows in the players above for me. But I found the PDA story online.

    I wonder what the reaction would have been if the couples were ugly
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    Apr 28, 2008 6:23 PM GMT
    One thing I got from the story- lesbians will probably get accepted in the South faster than gay men, because straight guys find two women kissing to be turn on. Like that Seinfeld episode, where he says that guys like to see women fighting, because they could end up kissing.
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    Apr 28, 2008 6:26 PM GMT
    Caslon saidI wonder what the reaction would have been if the couples were ugly


    haha. precisely!

    while i think the subject deserves exposure, this treatment wasn't exactly conclusive or depth-y.

    and did you notice that they referred to location as either "red" or "blue" as though to indicate a clear correlation without actually noting or sourcing this point? it would've been interesting if they tested this in multiple state capitols.
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    Apr 28, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    ^ I was thinking the same thing. When you have beautiful people making out, it seems to be ok to more people. Sorta like that last lady in the video said - "good eye candy".

    It's nice to see there are people out there accepting though. However, that guy in the cab makes my skin crawl.
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    Apr 28, 2008 7:16 PM GMT
    The other interesting thing was that the most consistent disapproval came from the older crowd. This is consistent with statistically valid polls, which show the country is pretty divided on same-sex issues according to age. If you're younger than 35ish, then you are most likely fine with it (you grew up with Will and Grace, likely had some out gay friends in high school or college, etc.) This age effect dominates other factors like political, geographic or religious affiliations.

    Our young mayor here in SF, Gavin Newsom (who just turned 40), knows how to interpret the same statistics, which is why his authorization of gay marriages as one of his first acts as mayor was nearly risk-free. When he gets old enuf to run for Senate, then Governor, then President, all those old folks who got all freaked over gays and lesbians will either be dead or too old to vote. The remainder will view him as a pioneer. There will always be the minority who thinks he's Satan himself, but they won't be enough to alter the electoral demographics.

    Like most societal changes, these things are measured in generations (25 year ticks of the clock). You form a notion of what is "normal" before you're 18/20, and for most people, unfortunately it's tough to change it (or anything else about you) after that.
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    Apr 28, 2008 7:18 PM GMT
    Yeah the guy in the taxi cab was kind of scary. And haha does seem like a higher than normal gay population in San Diego.

    Of course the Airport is really close to Hillcrest, but we have lots of metro's that are straight and just like to mess with your head.

    Interesting article nonetheless.
  • docmarvy

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    Apr 28, 2008 8:07 PM GMT
    Wow. That seriously broke my heart to watch that.

    It's stuff like this that makes me hope there's a meteor on a collision course with earth.

    Also, can you call 911 just to lodge a formal complaint against something?
    Is that what the number is for? Things that you find mildly irritating? icon_rolleyes.gif

    Also, the guy in the cab in the second clip: "When they die and meet God they're going to have to explain why they're gay."

    What?

    Shouldn't He already know why? Isn't that His thing?
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    Apr 28, 2008 8:27 PM GMT
    The clips dont work for me. i read the text. I wonder how many of us feel comfortable with gay PDA.
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    Apr 28, 2008 10:44 PM GMT
    And Ben killed the thread. Although i don't know what the PDA meant either???
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    Apr 28, 2008 11:38 PM GMT
    im guessing public Display of Affection?


    Location: San Diego, California, United States

    Uh, i would have understood if you were from like iceland or something .. but dude icon_razz.gif