An Experiment on the Public's Reaction to Gay PDA

This is a very interesting social experiment about gay couples being affectionate in public. CHeck out the video:



On a personal note, my partner and I have overcome the insecurity of being affectionate in public. And thus far, we haven't encountered any harsh comments...

Probably because Filipinos are just more tolerant? I don't know. Probably because people would rather not say their thoughts out loud. Whatever the case maybe, we're thankful that we're lucky enough to NOT experience public persecution in the way shown in this video.

How about you, dear reader? What are your thoughts on the experiment? Are you and your partner open about your relationship? Do you shy away from PDA? If not, how does the public react to you?

12 comments:

Lesfriendly Girl said...

i like this video. i'd like a lesbian version.

or, lets do it here in the philippines ;)

Tommy and Oliver said...

My Partner and I live in Jacksonville, FL USA and we do display PDA here. We are in the "bible" area of the country so we do get some comments and other things but not too bad. We feel it is our opportunity to educate people about the gay community. It is really fun when we have my 2 children 8 year old boy and 6 year old girl with us. My partner happens to Filipino as well. I think that the Pinoy are much more tolerant that the Americans. Oliver and I just bout our first house together after almost 2 years together and it is great. Love the video.

Diwata said...

those people who stood up in defense of the gay couple are really sweet.

line of flight said...

I'm curious what the reaction would have been if the two gays had been regulars at the bar -- as opposed to strangers. Strangers can provoke issues of hospitality (and also xenophobia) that are independent of the gay question.

Herbs D. said...

them gay guys are just so cute :)

i felt quite bad in between my lungs when i heard the gay bashers throw comments at them....

when will people learn.

sheela said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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Oliver said...

@ Line of Light: I always enjoy your comments and/or posts! I'm always caught between an epiphany and a nosebleed! hehehe

@ Tommy and Oliver: I'm so happy for you. I hope guys are always happy :D

@ Sheela/Kaylee: I can;t see your profile te... and your links are, well, dead links...

reyna elena said...

Nice! Good work! Thank you for posting this one.

line of flight said...

@oliver: i'm glad to know i'm not the only one.

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Ian said...

you can't kiss your boyfriend in front of f***ing america?
i love that line...
very few people understand gay people...
more surprisingly men who are too homophobic are gays!

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