swimboysa saidThere are places in America where you can do that. My boyfriend and I walk around NYC hand-in-hand all the time.
But before the commenters go mad - I am aware that NYC doesn't really represent a fair cross section of American culture, and I count myself as lucky on a daily basis that I get to live in such an open community of people.
This being said, there are also parts of NYC where I might think twice about it, so I guess it's not a perfect world yet ;)
Naturally I can mention my own Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale, and South Beach in Florida. As you say, not representative of all the US (and some of our own gay malcontents here call such places a "gay ghetto" out of spite I think), but they do serve a purpose.
This is a big tourist area, and so lots of straights, both our own local and visitors from all over the US, get to see and perhaps "normalize" gay & lesbian PDAs. No doubt some right-wingers are inspired to be even more anti-gay by it, but I think other more reasonable people will learn to accept us, and what we do, by having more exposure to PDAs. I know I sure don't deny them to anyone's observation around here!