I had dinner with a friend in downtown San Diego last night. My friend walked me to my car, and we saw a gay couple walking in front of us with arms around each other.
“That’s rare,” he said.
I asked him why, and he said, “Outside of Hillcrest, you don’t see two guys affectionate with each other.”
Hillcrest is the “gay neighborhood” in San Diego, and I was surprised that gays still aren’t comfortable being. It all made sense though when I read the results of the latest 2016 GLAAD poll about American’s acceptance of homosexuality. About 1/3 of non-LGBT people find it “uncomfortable” or “very uncomfortable” when they see two guys holding hands. But least these results were 7% points better than just a year prior. We’re making progress! Later poll results about the changing acceptance of LGBT persons can be found here.