Is gay pda a common thing where you live_

  • immortality

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    Oct 27, 2015 2:29 PM GMT
    I live in istanbul, turkey. Here, you see straight people holding hands and kissing on cheek all the time. But you never see two guys holding hand in public. So, gay pda is nonexistent here. I am wondering what is the situation in your city?

    And please don't reply this question like "Holding hand, peck on lips is ok, but making out should be in private". I'm not asking what kind of pda is appropriate/unappropriate. I'm asking gay pda is a common thing where you live? Please, give the city name you live in as well.
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    Oct 29, 2015 9:42 PM GMT
    Common in San Francisco - but that should not be a surprise.
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    Oct 29, 2015 10:47 PM GMT
    New Orleans, LA. It's common everywhere I go with my husband because we are usually the ones doing it - malls, theaters, street, parks, etc. we're just doing our part to acclimate the rest of the world to the idea of homosexual affection. If not us, who?

    Just yesterday walking along the street he noticed my jeans had a rip in the leg high up on the thigh in the back. He started sticking his finger in it and "goosing" me as we walked along. I'm ticklish so I began laughing and the more I laughed the more he did it. I have to admit it I thought THAT was a bit much but he was being playful so I just let it go.
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    Oct 29, 2015 11:31 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidNew Orleans, LA. It's common everywhere I go with my husband because we are usually the ones doing it - malls, theaters, street, parks, etc. we're just doing our part to acclimate the rest of the world to the idea of homosexual affection. If not us, who?

    Just yesterday walking along the street he noticed my jeans had a rip in the leg high up on the thigh in the back. He started sticking his finger in it and "goosing" me as we walked along. I'm ticklish so I began laughing and the more I laughed the more he did it. I have to admit it I thought THAT was a bit much but he was being playful so I just let it go.


    I bet you would have really impressed the pope with that odd behaviour. I did see Italian men being lovey dovey in Italy, and on the nude beach there!!
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    Oct 30, 2015 12:43 AM GMT
    Is gay pda a common thing where you live_

    Gay & lesbian PDAs are very common in Wilton Manors. Holding hands is so ordinary that I hardly even take notice of it, quite the norm, and kissing is common, too. While couples stroll on the sidewalks under rainbow flags.

    In fact, the WM City Commission just passed an ordinance last Tuesday that the rainbow flag will officially fly permanently from City Hall. Though of course not taking precedence over the US flag, which remains higher.

    It's nice to live in Gay Central, an entire town of GLBT. And of course we're friendly to our straight resident minority, and to those straights who visit here for our great entertainment. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 30, 2015 12:50 AM GMT
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    UndercoverMan saidNew Orleans, LA. It's common everywhere I go with my husband because we are usually the ones doing it - malls, theaters, street, parks, etc. we're just doing our part to acclimate the rest of the world to the idea of homosexual affection. If not us, who?

    Just yesterday walking along the street he noticed my jeans had a rip in the leg high up on the thigh in the back. He started sticking his finger in it and "goosing" me as we walked along. I'm ticklish so I began laughing and the more I laughed the more he did it. I have to admit it I thought THAT was a bit much but he was being playful so I just let it go.


    I bet you would have really impressed the pope with that odd behaviour. I did see Italian men being lovey dovey in Italy, and on the nude beach there!!


    Considering he was once a lowly priest I'm sure he heard much worse in the confessional. I'm sure my getting a little goosing wouldn't upset his apple cart in the least.
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    Nov 01, 2015 3:35 AM GMT
    No, Houston may have a lesbian Mayor but its 10 years behind as far as gay people seeing themselves as normal and treating there relationships as normal. I'd love to simply hold a guys hand at Herman park and not give it a second thought.
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    Nov 01, 2015 3:41 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said

    Ah yes, but "Gay Central" as you call it - the "Gay Ghetto" as I call it - has a secret...

    Latest Crime Stats Are In: Gay Ghetto of Wilton Manors a Hotbed of Murder and Other Crimes


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    Angela Southbeach keeping us safe.
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    Nov 01, 2015 3:47 AM GMT
    I live in NYC (West Village), so it's quite common.
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    Nov 01, 2015 3:49 AM GMT
    It's a daily site here in New Orleans. But honestly it's a non-event here. No one notices or cares in the least.
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    Nov 01, 2015 4:34 AM GMT
    Radd saidIt's a daily site here in New Orleans. But honestly it's a non-event here. No one notices or cares in the least.


    I love my town
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    Nov 01, 2015 4:51 AM GMT
    If I did it right here in the midwest 45 years ago, you can certainly do it anywhere (in the US) now.

    True, I did manage to get kicked out of the Village Junction (our Columbus after hours gay restaurant) back in the early 70s for getting a little too frisky. And also French Quarter in WeHo, after we left Peanuts (anyone remember that bar?) after a night of drinking. I guess I was flirting a little too much with one of the Mexican bus boys.
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    Nov 01, 2015 5:41 AM GMT
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    Radd saidIt's a daily site here in New Orleans. But honestly it's a non-event here. No one notices or cares in the least.


    I love my town




    A few months ago I was at a restaurant with my date and at least twice he leaned over to give me a kiss. There were two straight couples sitting fairly close to us and I noticed one of the men kept staring at us. I was thinking that I may have finally run into a homophobe here. He suddenly got up from his table and told us how nice it was to see two men show affection in public. I can't remember where they were from but he said that would not go over well there. He then asked if my date would kiss me again for a photo and so we did. It was odd but nice.
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    Nov 01, 2015 5:53 AM GMT
    Couple vacationing here in my town in Hawai'i was arrested for their PDA.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/lesbian-couple-courtney-wilson-taylor-guerrero-claim-they-were-arrested-n454051
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    Nov 01, 2015 6:46 AM GMT
    JMeezy808 saidCouple vacationing here in my town in Hawai'i was arrested for their PDA.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/lesbian-couple-courtney-wilson-taylor-guerrero-claim-they-were-arrested-n454051



    Seriously? That mother fuckering cop needs to get ten years for this. Had no idea Hawaii was Uganda. And people wonder why everybody hates cops.
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    Nov 01, 2015 6:50 AM GMT
    lol in lancaster county if two guys are seen holding hands everyone will stop and stare. There are tons of wealthy people who live here and they don't really seem to care but its an area that is heavy on manufacturing so there are tons of blue collar, low pay, low intelligence, red neck type people who live here and would literally call you out because of how disgusted they are.
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    Nov 01, 2015 3:15 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidNew Orleans, LA. It's common everywhere I go with my husband because we are usually the ones doing it - malls, theaters, street, parks, etc. we're just doing our part to acclimate the rest of the world to the idea of homosexual affection. If not us, who?
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    In my admittedly gay friendly neighborhood of New Orleans (Marigny-Bywater) 2 guys (or 2 gals) embracing, holding hands and kissing in public is just a normal everyday event; taken for granted by the area's residents. The few who react negatively to this non event are obviously out-of-town tourists.

    When my ex and I used to visit my Mother in the uptight suburbs I'd have to remind myself to dial back my PDA's. It's amazing how 10 miles makes such a difference in people's attitudes.
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    Nov 01, 2015 3:17 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    Radd saidIt's a daily site here in New Orleans. But honestly it's a non-event here. No one notices or cares in the least.


    I love my town





    As do I.

    I complain about pot holes, politicians, taxes and infrastructure....but IDK how I could live anywhere else.

    #NOLA
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    Nov 01, 2015 4:01 PM GMT
    Another place we spend time is Key West. It used to be very gay, very laid back. PDAs didn't bother anyone, long before they were acceptable elsewhere in the US.

    But that's all been changing, in the other direction. Key West is going corporate. The gay guest houses have mostly been bought up and converted, or the buildings entirely replaced, by straight lodging owned by corporations. Some of them non-US.

    The other big change came when docking was creating that could accommodate large cruise ships. Now thousands of tourists from all over the US and the world get disgorged onto the narrow streets for a few hours. And they bring with them their local customs and prejudices.

    So you'll see and hear them on the sidewalks and in the stores reacting in disgust to LGBT PDAs. I've never seen any of them become physical, but it makes many feel uncomfortable.

    But also so funny, to be walking behind several of them, when they see a PDA in front of them. And they are so shocked, and revolted. And you hear: "Did you SEE that?" "Isn't that AWFUL?" "They let people do anything down here, it's disgusting. That should be stopped."

    We'll sit outside our room on the veranda, one floor above Duval Street, the main tourist drag, hearing ourselves being insulted. Most people now recognize what a rainbow flag means, and there are plenty flying from our hotel over the sidewalk. And we'll hear their voices, they not realizing how the sound reflects upwards to us.

    Tourists are shocked that we're allowed to have our own hotel, and it shouldn't be allowed. And WE shouldn't be allowed. And to be careful, because WE'RE all around Key West, what a disgrace. Thank God people like this wouldn't be allowed back home. Don't look up, that's where those gay perverts stay, there's a few up there right now." We've heard it all.
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    Nov 01, 2015 4:17 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said Another place we spend time is Key West. It used to be very gay, very laid back. PDAs didn't bother anyone, long before they were acceptable elsewhere in the US.

    But that's all been changing, in the other direction. Key West is going corporate. The gay guest houses have mostly been bought up and converted, or the buildings entirely replaced, by straight lodging owned by corporations. Some of them non-US.

    The other big change came when docking was creating that could accommodate large cruise ships. Now thousands of tourists from all over the US and the world get disgorged onto the narrow streets for a few hours. And they bring with them their local customs and prejudices.

    So you'll see and hear them on the sidewalks and in the stores reacting in disgust to LGBT PDAs. I've never seen any of them become physical, but it makes many feel uncomfortable.

    But also so funny, to be walking behind several of them, when they see a PDA in front of them. And they are so shocked, and revolted. And you hear: "Did you SEE that?" "Isn't that AWFUL?" "They let people do anything down here, it's disgusting. That should be stopped."

    We'll sit outside our room on the veranda, one floor above Duval Street, the main tourist drag, hearing ourselves being insulted. Most people now recognize what a rainbow flag means, and there are plenty flying from our hotel over the sidewalk. And we'll hear their voices, they not realizing how the sound reflects upwards to us.

    Tourists are shocked that we're allowed to have our own hotel, and it shouldn't be allowed. And WE shouldn't be allowed. And to be careful, because WE'RE all around Key West, what a disgrace. Thank God people like this wouldn't be allowed back home. Don't look up, that's where those gay perverts stay, there's a few up there right now." We've heard it all.


    It can and likely will get much worse

    “Islam is coming to take over Germany whether you want it or not…not through war but by the fact that Germans don’t reproduce and Muslims have 7-8 children each…but not only that, your daughters will marry bearded Muslims and wear the hijab, their sons will wear a beard! The Muslims will have four wives and 27 children and what does the German man have? One child and maybe a little pet dog! The German has taken advantage of the Muslim for too long, just so he can drive his Mercedes… now Islam is coming and your daughters will wear the hijab! Ha! I can see the look of hate in your eyes!”