Patrick’s story: “I’d never experienced that kind of ignorance and hatred.”

A couple of years ago I was walking home from a party with my good friend. While we were walking down his street a man, standing in a driveway yells to us “Are you guys gay, or something?” We both politely replied that we were not, he then replied by sarcastically yelling “Yeah right,” and following that he exclaimed “get off my street you fucking faggots!” The kicker being this was only one house down from my friend’s house which is also in my neighbourhood.

Despite the fact that I’m not gay, I had never experienced that kind of ignorance and hatred first hand, and was rather disturbed by the encounter.

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