Just responding to this particular item (not Lithuania’s homophobia genreally): the word “deny” suggests a vehement reponse (“oh god no! I’m not one of those!). What actually happened was that she responded, unexcitedly, to a question with a flat response (“no I’m not.” [next question please])
It isn’t actually newsworthy: 95% of the world aren’t lesbian, 100% of men aren’t.
Dalia responded, “She responded: “If you are asking whether I am a lesbian, then no, I am not.”
So, unless there’s definite evidence to the contrary, leave the
I had close male friends in college, but I’m not gay and would not
want to be looked at as gay — I love and respect women in the
normal 95% of my gender.
Everyone who has close friends of the same sex are not homosexuals and any inference to such is uncalled for.
So Hank – what exactly are you doing on a gay website. The ‘normal’ 95% of your gender would probably classify that as decidedly homosexual behaviour.