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  1. Liam the God 12 May 2013, 2:22pm

    Hmm…. REAL men, eh? “Let’s go out Team-Handed and beat up a woman! That’s what REAL men do, right?”. Cvnts!

  2. Stupid brainless twats, they are not men, they are weak cowards who are not very sure of their own sexuality.

  3. Hodge Podge 12 May 2013, 2:52pm

    Pricks. Unfortunately it’s not the best CCTV ever but I hope they find them.

    1. Hodge Podge 12 May 2013, 2:53pm

      (Off topic but… “Prick” isn’t censored! Evidently this will be my Pink News Comment Swear Word of choice now.)

      1. What PRICKS!

    2. How is it in 2013 with touch-screen tablets and high quality video capture that we have such poor and blurry CCTV quality?

      1. Exactly this. Why is so little invested in finding out who these men are?

        They needed tickets, did they buy those tickets online (thereby using a card) or at a machine (where there would presumably be better CCTV images), or from a cashier (where they may have also used a card).

        What was happening in the region at the time, why did they travel there in a group? Did they go to any clubs? Did they use a taxi? One of these guys would surely have used a card at some point during their travels.

        I am astounded that no one has identified any of these men after a couple of hours of work.

        Just what are we paying the police for if they can’t identify a gang of men like this, even though they would probably have been using cards and been caught on camera potentially thousands of times?!

        Institutionalized homophobia? I guess this crime isn’t important enough to waste an afternoon actively seeking information.

  4. This is yet further depressing evidence of the homophobia that is RIFE here in the UK, albeit this being an example of homophobia having been translated in direct prejudice and violence.

    Last night my partner and I hosted two heterosexual couples from our street to dinner. We’ve had them here before, and gone to theirs, but things have gone all rather cool over the course of the last year due to the controversy over “gay marriage”.

    From the moment they entered last night, their coolness was palpable. We poured the drinks and tried to create the usual jolly atmosphere, and things began to get back to normal.

    But then, five hours later, once the meal was over and a good deal had been drunk, things were said which have confirmed to us that our “oh-so-sweet” heterosexual neighbours, who really are the best possible neighbours, absolutely HATE the idea of us being able to marry.

    It also emerged they think Norman Tebbit is akin to a god, and that “We need more of his like!”

    1. So you knew they were homophobic about your civil rights, but yet you invite them for dinner? However, they still sound better than some of the neighbours I’ve had , who wanted to kill me.

    2. Maybe I’m more different than most others, but people opposed to equality in any form would not be invited into my home, and I would not be more than polite to them when I have to be.

      I don’t understand people who “tolerate” other people’s bigotry and intolerance. These things are not traits that should be tolerated by anyone. They choose to be bigots, they view others as being beneath them and less deserving of rights, that would be enough to make me want to eject them from my life entirely.

      I’ve abandoned good friends before for their sudden racism or other form of bigotry, and I don’t think twice about it.

  5. And I just want to say thank you to Benjamin Cohen for running this site, and to all the people who use this site, because I know that by coming here every day and reading the articles and the comments, I have become much stronger and quicker at IMMEDIATELY responding to bigotry and homophobia. I’ve also become much more alert to sensing their presence.

    At one point last night one of our neighbour’s starting telling the story of “the Hep man who lived in the house next door and how we didn’t want the kids going anywhere near him, of course!”

    “Hep man?” I asked.

    “Yes. He had hepatitis!”

    “And how is hepatitis caught?” I asked.


    “By blood I think”.

    “So you had no reason to worry, really, did you?”


    I would never have dared stopping a jolly dinner-table conversation dead like that 12 years ago. But I’ve learnt how to do it and then help the conversation back on its jolly way.

    What ignorance and bigotry bubbles below the surface!

    1. “And I just want to say thank you to Benjamin Cohen for running this site, and to all the people who use this site, because I know that by coming here every day and reading the articles and the comments, I have become much stronger and quicker at IMMEDIATELY responding to bigotry and homophobia”

      I totally agree.

    2. “Hep man” I can imagine what they say about you if that’s how they speak of other neighbours.

      1. If I think about it, I get depressed.

        What really annoys is the two-facedness: treating us like equals in absolutely everything until the matter of allowing us to share in marriage comes along.

        1. Not worth getting depressed about, if in doubt pull out. But on a serious note ,you cannot be sure that they treat you as equals in everything else ,until you are faced with that scenario. I never get involved with neighbours as if/when something goes wrong you’re stuck with them and in reality just because they are your neighbours does not mean that you would otherwise choose them as friends rather than convenience. .

        2. Robert in S. Kensington 13 May 2013, 1:39pm

          So sorry to hear about that, Eddy. Two-facedness is a very apt description of those MPs who vote against equal marriage while claiming they have gay friends, probably imaginary ones at that.

          If it had been me, I’d cut off all ties with them. Anyone who is against our equality isn’t a real friend at all. They were never true friends to begin with, in fact they sound like classic bigots. I take it they’re not religious?

  6. This is an extreme example of what Lesbians up and down the country have to deal with when a hetro man feels his masculinity is threatened because a woman doesn’t fancy them.

    1. I think most hetero men are insecure about their masculinity and sexuality…over the years I have had many male colleagues assume I fancy them simply because they are male (I am sure many gay guys have had similar experiences)…I love the look on their faces when I tell them I do not find them physically attractive whatsoever…sort of surprise, hurt and disappointment all rolled into one…recently I had one work colleague, male, intimate that I fancied him…he did this in an office full of people, both male and female and was trying to embarrass me…I responded with the usual…”sorry mate I don’t find you attractive whatsoever” but then added…”you’re just too gay looking for me”…the women in the office pissed themselves laughing…the guy was stunned and embarrassed… needless to say I was not invited out for drinks with the boys at the end of the day…but the look on his face was worth it.

      1. Love it!
        It seems to be a constant source of surprise to straight bigots that we won’t become lustful cockmonsters the moment they enter the room by virtue of them being the same gender.
        Newsflash – some of us have standards.

      2. Robert in S. Kensington 13 May 2013, 1:43pm

        Nicely done. That’s the way to do it, turn the tables on them. Not inviting you out for drinks proves who the loser is, ignorance is bliss for some.

        I’ve had similar experiences in the past. My line was….”you couldn’t afford me, get over yourself”. That shut them up in no time. They never dared to bother me again. It’s such a smack down for them. Of course, I gloated.

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