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The LGBT Kos series is off to a great start!

Friday June 3rd: Fabulous Friday: LGBT Kos Week in Review

Wednesday June 1st: LGBT Kos: Let's Celebrate PRIDE with a Gay Wedding Brought to you by AUBoy2007

Sunday May 29th: LGBT Kos Sunday Afternoon Open Thread

Friday May 27th: Fabulous Friday: LGBT Kos Week in Review

Wednesday May 25th: LGBT Kos - We are everywhere, finally

Sunday May 22nd: LGBT Kos Sunday Afternoon Open Thread

Friday May 20th: Fabulous Friday: LGBT Kos Week in Review

Welcome to the LGBT Kos open thread...


...a place to let our hair down and talk about whatever is on our minds, gossip, music, books, movies, you name it! Everyone is welcome from top to bottom (grin) so drop a comment and let us know what's going on.

PDA's or Public Displays of Affection


On May 22nd in Portland, Oregon, a gay couple were assaulted on the Hawthorne Bridge while holding hands. See the story here as posted by JayinPortland.

Hands Across Hawthorne: Photos From the Portland Rally

Subsequently, an action diary was posted by Noah Heller asking for help in signing a petition asking the state's major news paper, The Oregonian, to acknowledge their oversight after they failed to report on the 'Hands Across Hawthorne' protest which drew an estimated 4000+ people.

Oregon's Major Newspaper Covers 15-Person Tea Party Protest, But Not 4,000 Anti-Gay Violence Rally

Finally this follow up action diary posted today by TheSolipsisticMe:

Ask the Oregonian: Are 4000 Gay Rights Supporters Invisible?

So... interesting that this happened as I was planning to chat about PDAs this week. What got me thinking about the topic was during my bicycle ride home from work, a week ago last, along the Sacramento river bike path I saw these two young guys walking along holding hands and I just wanted to stop and tell them how cute they were. But then I thought they would think 'eww old dude!' so I just kept riding. Now I wish I would have stopped and shown some support to them.

Me and my husband will occasionally hold hands in gayborhoods where we feel safe but outside of that, neither of us really feel the need. I don't mind seeing couples holding hands or giving a quick hug and a peck goodbye at the airport, but 'get a room' if you want to engage in a make out session. (smile)




So.... how about you? What's going on?














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Are comfortable with PDA's, your own or other couples?

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