Have you ever been affected by a malicious homophobe?

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    Feb 24, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
    I lived in an large apartment complex in Palo Alto, CA after graduation and was a good tenant for about 5 years. During my time there I was open about my sexuality and occasionally had an overnight male guest. We were quiet, clean, and made no problems for any of the other 65 tenants - most of whom I never saw. One malicious woman didn't like my friend and I being out by the pool, swimming or catching some sun. We were not bothering anyone and were quiet, and dressed in appropriate swim suits. No PDA's were taking place either. This obese woman suspected we were not straight and reported us to the manager - who liked me and took no action. The malicious woman then petitioned to have me thrown out of the complex. It didn't work - this was an intelligent city and there were other gay people in the building. The woman eventually moved. In the meantime, I took some revenge. I'm not saying I would do this today - but 30 years ago I was just a kid! One night her car was in the underground garage with a window down. I just urinated all over her dashboard, steering wheel, console and left seat. Again - not saying I did the right thing - but she had put me through Hell. The malicious woman never knew I did it, because she had made numerous enemies in the building with her constant complaints.

    Anybody ever have a case like this - - and how did you handle it?
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    Feb 24, 2012 8:22 PM GMT
    I dont have any personal stories. But I would have done much worse to that lady's car if I were in your shoes. icon_lol.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 24, 2012 9:27 PM GMT
    Given your right to be in the apartment complex, marking your territory seems apropos.
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    Feb 24, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    Should have put pink sugar in her gas tank~
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    Feb 24, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    As I carry a gun, this doesn't happen to me.
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    Feb 24, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
    I survived the Gay Plague Era as an out proud poof. Thus during this dark time in our gay history, I was a target of much hate all because of fear, and yes we are also talking 30 years ago, but I was to never strike back. I just held my head high and got on with life, and the issues of the day; AIDS.

    But that was 30 years ago, and now I live out in the burbs in a very straight community were my husband and I, are very much accepted.

    Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.

    But what did effect me 30 years ago, I think even to this very day, was witnessing gay bothers carelessly and recklessly infecting each other with the HIV virus, all because they did not want to deprive their dick of the party, and hate for those who did not suffer like them. Yes I too have even survived attempted murder, by people not caring if they gave me a slow death sentance. I know all this has had an ever lasting effect on my psyche; as well all the friends I lost too. But 30 years on life still goes on and I now rep it's rewards. I just look back 30 years in a way a holocaust survivor would of; all the friends and loved ones I lost; yet I survived when so many did not.

    But such things can only serve to make us better and stronger. My lessons in hate stared from a young age, when I first come out about being molested, yet did not see the wrong in male on male interaction. OMG was I punished and abused for not standing down; in fact I was tortured. Homosexuality in rural Australia in the 1960s just was not accepted. How things have changed!
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    Feb 24, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    Thank Buddha for California and Canada. Even the str8 legislators there are sane.
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    Feb 25, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    I had a friend growing up, who was gay since kindergarten. He was a little awkward too. The other kids tortured him - every day, non-stop - from gradeschool through highschool. He was just a quiet, vulnerable kid. But like a pack of animals the other kids gave him so much unimaginable shit. We lived in a rough neighborhood and went to a similar kind of school. One day in highschool, after some kids pissed into his trombone, he couldn't take it anymore. He got a gun and shot himself.

    His death affected me. I had the luck of being undetectably gay, and didn't have to go through what he did. But since then, I've always been afraid how people react when they know I'm gay, especially from my hometown.
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    Feb 25, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    Worst I got was when I was 20 coming out of a gay bar 2 guys started hassling me so I went into subway hoping when I came out with my sub they'd be gone. But they weren't and one shoved me. So I got in a surprise attack by smashing my 12" sub loaded in mayo accross the side of his head and jumped on him. The cops were there fast though but I was totally winning and his wuss friend took off running. The people around us all told the cops what happened - that it wasn't my fault and they started it, so the cops put him in the car and took him away and let me go home haha.
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    Feb 25, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    Haaretz saidAs I carry a gun, this doesn't happen to me.


    this
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    Feb 25, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    Surprising that a progressive town like Palo Alto---silicon valley and all that--would have this kind of person even saying anything. What could she complain to the manager about if you are just sunning like anybody else?

    Revenge is sweet. I have been known to carry an icepick in my trunk and got some use out of it in earlier years.

    (BTW, I don't know if a 65-unit complex is particulary large).
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    Feb 25, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    wesbjack said...
    Revenge is sweet. I have been known to carry an icepick in my trunk and got some use out of it in earlier years.
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    Sterilisation does seem like an appropriate punishment.

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    Feb 25, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    i live in the south...duh
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    Feb 25, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    I had a coach in high school who hated me and did everything he could to put me in my place in front of the other kids. A real son-of-a-bitch. There's nothing worse than a washed-up jock.

    I hope the fucker's dead and I hope it hurt.
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    Feb 25, 2012 7:59 AM GMT
    I see nothing wrong with anything you did Jockbod.


    She reaped and she sowed.