Saturday 31 December 2011 11.15am
boroughonian's right. it's what happened/was said that matters. not where. not who said it.
...and yet you label as "bullies" these 2 'gentlemen of the road'. Dont you think, on reflection, that is too judgemental?
I agree that writing them off as vile is too strong and you are right to call me on this. Yes, its behaviour to condem and not the whole person, although this can feel a bit like sophistry.
I use strong language because I feel strongly about the issue of homophobic abuse and the lack of response or taking it seriously. Someone earlier mentioned that if this was racially motivated it would probably have had a much more robust response.