AI: Safe Spaces
Yesterday, I went to a rock festival with a bunch of friends (and still haven’t slept properly). It was overall a wonderful time, with all the sweaty strangers jumping together to the sound of awesome local rock bands, but almost at the end of it, a friend texted me she wasn’t feeling well and asked me to meet her at the restroom. There were a lot of restrooms in that place. And while I was trying to find out which was the one she was in, I saw a lot of stuff I’d rather not have seen.
Later, when we were all heading back, I mentioned the ridiculous amount of girls getting it on over there and heard something that was, to the very least, intriguing:
“It’s just that gay people are too repressed. They can’t hug or hold hands or kiss everywhere, so when they find somewhere they can, they take it too far.”
I didn't quite know how to react to that, so I thought I'd extend the question to you guys:
What role do you think queer-friendly environments play on public displays of affection? How important is the existence of safe spaces for the queer community? How to explain and defend that existence? Should we defend it even when brings with it some inappropriateness (which exists in mostly heterosexual environments as well)?
The Afternoon Inqueery (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Queereka community. Look for it to appear on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, at 3pm ET.