I feel more vulnerable on the streets for some reason.
Is London more homophobic than NY?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||08/27/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/31/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/31/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/31/2013|
We love you too, r2!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/31/2013|
Then for goddness sake, OP, take off your pink feather boa.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/31/2013|
Are we talking about the same city? I visited London in 2012 and loved it.
I went to:
- Victoria - St James Park - Westminster - Tate Modern - Millenium Bridge - St Paul's - Barbican - 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/31/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/31/2013|
Yes and where with an E or S in its postcode.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/31/2013|
It's true that damp does encourage mould but that's a bit harsh, R9!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/31/2013|
I think you mean Detroit [R9]
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/31/2013|
R1/2 (same person, natch) has never been to London in his life, and sounds mentally ill.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/31/2013|
I've never been to London-where are the parts that aren't safe for gays to go, or is that a joke?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/31/2013|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/31/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/23/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||08/23/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||08/25/2014|
Both smell like piss.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/25/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||08/25/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||08/25/2014|
Are you guys forgetting all the NYC attacks on gay men in the last couple of years? Google it, there have been many.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/25/2014|
Do the British have an equivalent of "Hate Crime"
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/25/2014|
[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?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||08/25/2014|
R13/R14, R9 was quoting "No Place Like London" from SWEENEY TODD.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/25/2014|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||08/25/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/25/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||08/25/2014|
Regarding London, I have one thing to say: Muslims.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||08/25/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/25/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/27/2014|
Well dressed gaybasher in a waistcoat and trilby!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||08/27/2014|
[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".
|by Anonymous||reply 36||08/27/2014|
Come to Paris! Or Athens. Now that's become really shitty (both).
|by Anonymous||reply 37||08/27/2014|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||08/27/2014|