Holding Hands

  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 10, 2015 8:11 AM GMT

  • Jan 10, 2015 1:30 PM GMT
    Thank you for sharing this ... icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 10, 2015 1:55 PM GMT
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    Jan 10, 2015 4:08 PM GMT
    This is good. I've never seen her before. Liked her. She reminds me of some of the women I've known from Dallas or Beverly Hills. A good look...... but more importantly, some good thoughts to ponder.
  • Trauts

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    Jan 10, 2015 4:34 PM GMT
    Great video!! - Struggles that the gay community are facing everywhere, regardless of where you are in the world
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    Jan 10, 2015 5:02 PM GMT
    I posted this before, but I remember back when I was a teenager in Central Park and watching this guy holding his outstretched arm. I was thinking, what's he doing? A few seconds later another man came running up and took his hand in his and they walked off together.

    That image will never escape me.

    There has rarely been a time out in public that I held my guy's hand without first looking around...

  • jeep334

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    Jan 10, 2015 5:02 PM GMT
    Tremendous. The challenge to the definition of marriage pushed the entire presentation over the top for me. English in particular is a living language that changes all the time. A word (or concept) at one time meant one thing but today might well mean something quite the opposite. And the heels - he carried off the heels so good. Almost jealous of that.
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    Jan 10, 2015 5:08 PM GMT
    So makes me think of Peter Finch in "Network"

  • Hjalmar

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    Jan 11, 2015 7:17 PM GMT
    S/He is good, thx for sharing this clip. Best I can relate myself to that situation, where gay people would like to hold hands in public but not seen by other people. I hate when people notice and goes...oohh aren´t they this or that e.g. or aren´t they cute. I know some people mean good and would like to be polite, but no I say thank you!

    I say I´m not a dog !!!!!!!!!! icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 12, 2015 11:34 AM GMT
    Once I was able to accept myself as a gay man I have never had a problem with PDAs with my BF. I am not afraid. I refuse to be afraid anymore.
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    Jan 12, 2015 1:34 PM GMT
    Last week my husband & I were sitting within view of a sidewalk in Wilton Manors, Florida. My nose was in my iPad as usual, and he was talking with friends. But he was also watching the pedestrians passing by.

    And he kept nudging me - "Bob! Look at them! Aren't they adorable?" Every time a gay couple walked past holding hands, even with arms interlocked. In Wilton Manors that's a fairly common sight. One of the advantages of living in this affluent "gay ghetto" as some on RJ disparage it.

    He's older than me, and out since his early teens, back when I was just born. So you might question: hasn't he seen gay PDAs before?

    But for him that's just the point. When he came out such public behavior was a chargeable offense, the police would arrest you. And he marvels, and loves, the changes since then. And I in turn love to see him so delighted at gay couples able to openly hold hands and lock arms.

    And so I'll sometimes hold hands on the sidewalk with him, although I'm not normally a hands-holding, touchy-feely kind of guy, with anybody. And I'll give him a kiss on the sidewalk, too.

    Because I know what a thrill that is for him. His late partner was, according to him, even more reserved than I am, so he never got that treatment from him 20 years ago, nor really could yet.

    Guys, if you live where you can give your man some kind of PDA, do consider it. Costs you nothing, but can be priceless to him.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 12, 2015 2:31 PM GMT
    I don't know that I notice every couple holding hands, gay or straight, but they do catch my attention sometimes. I don't think I ever see two guys holding hands in public, but I have see women holding hands and oddly, I look around to see if people are saying anything thing and almost always no one ever seems to notice. I do think that in our society, affection between women is more acceptable.
  • metta

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    Jan 13, 2015 5:33 PM GMT
    Straight Radio Hosts Hold Hands, Learn About Homophobia

    Read more at http://www.bilerico.com/2015/01/radio_homophobia.php