It amazes me how people still stare or feel uncomfortable when around same sex couples. I was recently out with my two best friends who temporarily split up after years of marriage but are now happily together again – remember that blog post?
It happens that they are both men. They don’t dress any more flamboyantly than you or me, a scarf here or floral shirt there. No biggie. They are not openly affectionate in public, although it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know they are madly deeply in love. Yet, whenever we go out together people in the room seem to single them out and stare. On occasion I’ve seen people (mostly other men) move away from them.
Maybe it’s me being overly sensitive. Maybe they’re really reacting to the fact that they recognize love and are warmed or moved or even a bit jealous. Maybe it’s me who is creating a homophobic scenario when there is none. Maybe I need to just relax and enjoy the moment and forget worrying about what is going on around me. If I love my two best friends, isn’t that all that matters?