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Gay men ‘afraid to hold hands in public’, survey finds

The findings were unearthed in a study by Stonewall, who surveyed 5,000 LGBT people across the UK.

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  1. I think the reason most gay men are afraid to hold hands in public is because people look and it’s uncomfortable. But just because someone’s Looking at doesn’t mean that they are homophobic it’s just because it’s not something you see often it’s normal to take a second look at something that you don’t see. And I can tell you other gays look just as much if not more.
    Basically the solution to this problem is people need to stop caring and just do it and then people will get used to the fact that men hold hands in public❤👬👬👬👬👬❤

  2. Now let’s see…we get kicked in the head, beaten to death, threatened with abusive language…yeah I’d say that would deter us from holding hands outside of a gay safe space.

  3. I for my self show how tactile I am to my partner or my friend men or women. But I don’t have any fear of holding hand because this how I express my self being safe with some I’m with. But there are some people specially elderly or those people who are discreet of showing there own identity. Sometime I making a joke” look your walking around. brighton” we’re equality and diversity apply to everyone. In short ” Express your self” 😉😉😉😉

  4. Hmmm I’ve just moved to Barcelona and it’s not an issue here at all….but it’s something I’ve noticed in my home town of London for a long time that I rarely see same sex partners holding hands….I believe London and the UK is way behind the rest of Europe in so many areas and this repression is one of them

  5. I’ll admit to doing a double take when I see two men holding hands, not because I have any issue with it but because it’s rarely seen except in gay clubs or events.
    I’m always happy to see it though and the only way it’s going to be more accepted is if more people do it.
    I do understand why they don’t though.

  6. I loved it that by the end of Brighton Pride week, we were very used to seeing a wide range of people holding hands and my kids didn’t blink an eye. It was hard to come back to somewhere different.

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