From the Pink News website.
Sshh!, or Same-Sex Hand-Holding, is usually held on the last Saturday of each month.
I wonder if that is because at the end of the month, the cops may be on the look out for last minute arrests to meet targets. And these days, what better way of showing you are a good cop than marching someone to the cells for alleged “homophobia”.
The people crying rape and murder will just have to wait. Haven’t they heard of priorities?
However, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) is on Monday and A Day In Hand founder David Watkins plans to use the date to make his initiative a week-long event.
Mr Watkins said: “Why limit the hand holding to a Saturday? It is also the birthday of the late Harvey Milk, [the] seminal gay and lesbian rights activist, on Saturday 22nd May. What better way to mark this date than during International Same-Sex Hand Holding Week?”
Gareth Thomas, the Welsh rugby player who came out last year, is endorsing the campaign.
He said: “Being out and visible is so important for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people because it allows our existence to be acknowledged in communities throughout the world.
So it’s a publicity stunt, like other “weeks”. Please don’t be offended if anyone from the “heterosexual community” takes exception.
“Holding hands with friends or your loved ones is a simple yet powerful act that sends clear messages that LGBT people are just like anyone else.
Except they are not just like anyone else, hence their need to constantly heckle decent people who just want to get on with their lives and live in a civilised society. And I also think many homosexuals are sick of the unwanted attention they get due to the continual warmongering of the militant gays.
“I find the sight of lesbian and gay couples holding hands affirming and inspiring and I hope more couples can hold hands in public and lead the way in this silent revolution. A Day In Hand campaign continues to break down the boundaries of same-sex love.”
Mr Watkins added: “Same-sex hand holding is a silent revolution for LGBT people, because nothing needs to be said: no bold speeches, no reactive arguments, no war of words.
Let them try it round here! Small town; West of Scotland. Not a good idea. There are still people who demand respect for their community and proper behaviour in front of their children.
“Each LGBT person has the power to change the hearts and minds of people in their local community quietly, subtly, by simply holding hands publicly and owning their space.
Except that they don’t own public spaces.
“However, hand holding is a simple powerful gesture that can happen anywhere, at any time.”
As is a powerful and justified reaction to tell them to stop misbehaving in public.
So-called moral majority, if you still exist: find your voice!
If you allow bad behaviour, you get a bad society.