I feel more vulnerable on the streets for some reason.
Maybe it's because England has Islam's collective dick in its collective, piety-spewing mouth and Pisslam is currently, in 2013, the most violently homophobic culture on the planet. Period. Hands down. Muslim nations hang teenagers for homosexually to jeering crowds of thousands. And this is a culture the English embrace (and therefore the reason I have ZERO respect for Pisslam's most obedient, cowardly, apologist, lapdog human condoms that the poms are).
Oh, and from I've seen in the UK's media sewage, London has muslime no-go areas where gays are violently forbidden.
Like NYC , It depends what neighborhood your in. Last summer I was in London (Soho, West End, Vauxhall) and it felt a lot more "gay" than NY has in a long time.
I think it's that Londoners are always so drunk that the homophobes who do exist,act out more violently than say, a sober homophobe.
It's a horrid dark city
Not necessarily homophobic, but I just read about yet another acid-throwing incident over there. I haven't been to London in years, but I'm a bit scared to visit now.
We love you too, r2!
Then for goddness sake, OP, take off your pink feather boa.
At the bottom of the world there's a great, black pit, and it's filled with people who are filled with shit, and the vermin of the world inhabit it, and the name of the place is London.
Are we talking about the same city? I visited London in 2012 and loved it.
I went to:
- St James Park
- Tate Modern
- Millenium Bridge
- St Paul's
- Trafalgar Square
- National Gallery
- Soho and Covent Garden
and loved it!
Granted those are all the tourist spots, but I didn't feel in danger for a bit. And it was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed that city.
Yes and where with an E or S in its postcode.
It's true that damp does encourage mould but that's a bit harsh, R9!
R1/2 (same person, natch) has never been to London in his life, and sounds mentally ill.
I've never been to London-where are the parts that aren't safe for gays to go, or is that a joke?
The most homophobic attacks occur in the WC postcodes actually but don't tell the racists that. And R12 is speaking shit. EC1 is rough? EC2?
Gay man who was victim of homophobic attack in Shoreditch: 'I will not let my attacker win'
Timothy Rumney, 29, has urged other victims of hate crime to report their attackers to police after a man hit him in the face while he waited for a bus with his partner following a visit to gay club East Bloc.
The couple were walking along Old Street during the early hours of Sunday morning when they overheard a man with his girlfriend referring to them as “batty men” - a derogatory slang term for homosexuals.
When he challenged the man, Mr Rumney claims he asked them why they were holding hands. Minutes later, the same man approached the pair as they waited for a bus on Kingsland Road and hit Mr Rumney around the face.
R19 In the article, it says:
[quote]They are hunting for a slim black man in his late 20s, who is about 5’8” with stubble. He was wearing a dark waistcoat and a trilby hat. He was with a white woman with brown hair, described as being in her early 20s. She was wearing a blue and white striped dress.
It's a fine city. Nice people probably but I never talked to anyone I didn't already know, nor they me. NYC is more outgoing and friendlier I thought.
Both smell like piss.
New York is much gayer than London. Most of the gayness has been gentrified out of Soho and Vauxhall is a pit that is in no way worthy of being the "gay mecca" of a major global capital.
The real centres of gay culture in the UK are Brighton and Manchester.
The problem with London is that there still are a few English people left there. And that's why you notice homophobia and a creepy feeling.
Are you guys forgetting all the NYC attacks on gay men in the last couple of years? Google it, there have been many.
Do the British have an equivalent of "Hate Crime"
[quote]The problem with London is that there still are a few English people left there. And that's why you notice homophobia and a creepy feeling.
Is this from your experience?
R13/R14, R9 was quoting "No Place Like London" from SWEENEY TODD.
[R23] Why do people use terms like "the gay mecca" or the "anything mecca"?
Correct me if I'm wrong but Mecca to me is a place that millions of people go to on a religious pilgrimagel, not unlike th Vatican.
R29, because "mecca" (uncapitalized) is also used to refer to a place that is regarded as the center of an activity or interest; a place visited by many people.
It is derived from Mecca, the holiest city of Islam and a pilgrimage site for all devout believers of the faith.
London has so many extremist Muslims these days it has to be more homophobic than NYC. Before the defenders jump on me, I didn't say "Muslims"; I said "extremist Muslims" because I know the difference.
Regarding London, I have one thing to say: Muslims.
When one says New York City, most of Manhattan, and parts of Queens and Brooklyn are very gay friendly. Staten Island and the Bronx ... not so much.
My partner and I have a really nice home in London that's right in the centre of the Muslim community. The only place I've ever been harassed in London is in my own street.
Well dressed gaybasher in a waistcoat and trilby!
[quote]Do the British have an equivalent of "Hate Crime"
Yeah, saying you have a problem with the type of right wing,fundamentalist, Sharia law supporting Muslims who would agree that gays should be killed or imprisoned,people who leave the religion should be executed and free speech should give way to "blasphemy" or "religious insult" laws.
Funny though how criticizing and even mocking OTHER religions from Mormonism to Scientology(deservedly)never seems to be met with the same "outrage".
Come to Paris! Or Athens. Now that's become really shitty (both).
[quote]Staten Island and the Bronx ... not so much
The Bronx is fine for the most part. Staten Island has all those homophobic Guineas and Russians.