Gay Couple Booted from Cambridge Deli After Brief Kiss

5 Apr

Having grown up in the Boston area and certainly come to terms with who I am as a young adult in Boston and Cambridge, the story of discrimination in a local market there, comes as a surprise.

Josh Fallon, Harvard senior

According to My Fox Boston, harvard senior Aaron Fallon was in the Market in the Square in Cambridge with his boyfriend when after sharing a small kiss, a clerk told him “We don’t want that kind of sh*t in here,” and kicked them out.

While Cambridge may feel like a safe area and Massachusetts is certainly legislatively a very LGBT-friendly place to live, there are always ignorant and homophobic people in any place. While the store owner apologized to Fallon, the feeling of being discriminated against for who you are is not an easy thing to shake. It’s something that hits you in a way that people who haven’t been discriminated against find hard to understand.

3 Responses to “Gay Couple Booted from Cambridge Deli After Brief Kiss”

  1. paul garcia April 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    “hello what yr is this?!” I live in Boston and heard this story on morning talk show today. Of all places I would not expect this to happen in Cambridge. At least the owner of the store fired the clerk.

  2. demetrius April 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    an apology is not enough. Although I’m not a huge fan of any kind of PDA aside from hand holding/hugging, he should be fired. Free bagels for life would be a plus also.🙂

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    […] 0 Having grown up in the Boston area and certainly come to terms with who I am as a young adult in Boston and Cambridge, the story of discrimination in a local market there, comes as a surprise. According to My Fox Boston, harvard senior Aaron Fallon was in the Market in the Square in Cambridge with his boyfriend when after sharing a small … Read More […]

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