two men held hands and stood close together

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    Jan 10, 2013 7:08 PM GMT

    Its Getting Better

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/local-community-stands-two-men-harassed-being-gay-143239645.html
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:15 AM GMT
    I thought that was pretty cool. Of course I would have likely told the guy to shut the fuck up.
  • Medjai

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    Jan 11, 2013 12:29 AM GMT
    Fucking fags.
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:30 AM GMT
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:32 AM GMT
    Fags fucking.
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:32 AM GMT
    Wow, right here in Ohio. That definitely wouldn't have happened in Boston.
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    Jan 11, 2013 2:08 AM GMT
    huhwhat saidWow, right here in Ohio. That definitely wouldn't have happened in Boston.

    What wouldn't have happened? The anti-gay screamer or straights standing up for the gays?
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    Jan 11, 2013 2:19 AM GMT
    Ethan is handsome
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    Jan 11, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
    I didn't see the video on the article but read they went into 'late night pizza place.'

    Listen guys...no matter where you are in this country atleast most places, the PDA (public display of affection) is still not 100%. There are stupid people, mainly late at night who will FUCK WITH YOU if you're out holding hands looking gay. I can't count the amount of times I've been out with someone and had to curse someone out because it was late at night and I was with a gay person. Sometimes, it doesn't even take holding hands for someone to say something slick.

    I personally am not all about PDA in certain places just because of things like this, I don't want to have show a mother fucker up and distract from my good night. I had one guy who loved PDA everywhere, movies/sidewalk/in line at taco bell. It was too much. Most of us don't live in Chelsea or Castro and it's the things that you have to expect.
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    Jan 11, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    ohboy saidEthan is handsome

    Agreed.
    Also, the more str8 people see PDA from gays, the less of a big deal it will be. It's not the time for less PDA, it's time to ramp it up.
  • WhoDey

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    Jan 11, 2013 3:18 AM GMT
    Ethan is definently a bottom
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    Jan 11, 2013 3:48 AM GMT
    My hometown of COLUMBUS, OHIO, IS VERY GAY FRIENDLY!
    I would bet that people would stand up in almost ANY part of the metro area....people will NOT tolerate bigots and are REALLY sensitive about mouthy fools looking to bully someone.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 11, 2013 4:02 AM GMT
    I agree, Columbus is a very underrated gay city
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    Jan 11, 2013 4:23 AM GMT
    I wish I could show it to the gay people of past generations. She'd shit themselves seeing how much progress was made by 2013.
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    Jan 11, 2013 4:34 AM GMT
    Columbus has been this way for a very long time. We did similar 30 to 40 years ago and didn't get killed.
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    Jan 11, 2013 4:45 AM GMT
    This should be a wakeup call for closeted guys.

    People care more for you than you realize; and they don't give a fuck what gender you're emotionally and physically attracted to.
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    Jan 11, 2013 5:00 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidThis should be a wakeup call for closeted guys.

    People care more for you than you realize; and they don't give a fuck what gender you're emotionally and physically attracted to.


    Correct, and I think around here, they never have.
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    Jan 11, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    This is awesome!

    So glad attitudes are finally slowly starting to change. I wish it would come a lot quicker but at least it is changing.

    Great story!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 11, 2013 5:41 AM GMT
    The crowd and street pizza employees best represent the gay friendly nature (and population) of the Short North in Columbus Ohio. This also happened near Ohio State's campus. The jerkoff is a jerkoff, and there will always be the one village idiot. However, I'm very content with the reactions from everybody else.
  • thegaymessiah

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    Jan 11, 2013 12:52 PM GMT
    itsmejeff:

    I'm sorry but I don't understand that bitter perspective. I've been bullied/mistreated for being gay so much in my life (I have obvious gay tendencies) and most of the time they make it be something my fault, even though I am not purposefully 'throwing anything in anybody's face' I am just being myself and still being treated cruelly for it- and I don't even have a boyfriend yet.

    When somebody sticks up for me, like my friend Amanda did the other day with this really mean guy on tinychat- it makes me feel empowered and loved and ACCEPTED by society. Yes, I also know how to defend myself and stick up for myself but that just makes me feel lonely and like nobody has my back.

    I don't think those people defended the people to look good and 'hold the right social views.' They did it because they had empathy for people and it was the right thing to do.



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    Jan 11, 2013 2:33 PM GMT
    I would have gone ape shit on that guy! It's cool they were defended though.
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    Jan 11, 2013 2:37 PM GMT
    No pizza FOR YOU!

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    Jan 11, 2013 2:48 PM GMT
    itsmejeff said
    thegaymessiah saidWhen somebody sticks up for me, like my friend Amanda did the other day with this really mean guy on tinychat- it makes me feel empowered and loved and ACCEPTED by society. Yes, I also know how to defend myself and stick up for myself but that just makes me feel lonely and like nobody has my back.

    Not everyone is going to be accepted by society. Sorry. Fatties, uglies, differently advantages (specifically intellectually so), those with eccentric personalities, and others all deal with shit.

    What about this makes it worthy of a news story? A guy was a jerk? Most people are not? I hope they have video of this. I do not believe it.

    Again, this is only "newsworthy" because of the gay angle. The media portrays faggots as being weak and needing of constant protection. They cannot deal with some guy who says something stupid (because some guy saying something stupid is such a huge problem). Hetero society needs to step in and help them. Fags are the "in" special victims group. They are not acceptable as targets of any criticism or negative attention.

    If things were really "getting better", then the sexuality of those involved would not matter. Society would not give a fuck. But that is what was important here.

    Wevs. This makes people feel good. They would not put up with that type of behavior. They are good people. Sure, they may openly laugh in the face of some ugly guy when they run into him, but that is because he deserves it for being so ugly.



    There are so many things wrong with this itsmejeff thinking (a lot of it just unkind speculation) that I'm not sure where to start, so likely I won't bother.
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    Jan 12, 2013 6:31 AM GMT
    What was funny is I thought two straight guys held hands to support the gay guys being harrassed. That would be the day right?
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    Jan 12, 2013 6:35 AM GMT
    braddomo saidWhat was funny is I thought two straight guys held hands to support the gay guys being harrassed. That would be the day right?


    Well two straight friends danced together at a party because I was scared of doing it. Does that count?

    (Yeah, I was a chicken back then).


    And yes, Ethan is really cute and gay acceptance it's getting better.