Locker room talk
Original post made by SkepticAl, Ventura, on Mar 7, 2007
In the locker room of my gym at about 5 p.m. today, I was quite disheartened to hear a man I assume to be a member of my community openly using pejorative language and making offensive comments about gays. I expect he never would have joked so loudly about any ethnic group, but anti-gay bigotry is still tolerated in the mainstream of American culture. The degree of comfort and safety he must have felt in making those comments provide evidence of why gay and lesbian members of our community do not yet feel entirely comfortable and safe, even in our fairly liberal enclave.