Lesbians Don't Belong at the Mall (Or Football Games)


lesbiansAttention mall shoppers, what does it take to get kicked out of the mall? Giving your significant other a hug. But only if you're a lesbian. Which seems to be a major problem these days -- in malls, at football stadiums, and beyond.

But let's start with the mall -- where the guards should be toning down those obnoxious teenagers -- shall we?

Caitlin Breedlove says she (gasp!) put her arm around her girlfriend after eating lunch at the Flying Biscuit at the Cameron Village shopping center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Then she moved in for the big moment.

She kissed her. On the cheek!

A security guard rushed in to rescue the world from the ickiness. And thank gawd for her because think of the children. They might momentarily have been stopped from shoving a LEGO block up their noses, unable to wrench themselves from the sight of one woman kissing another woman, full lip-on-fleshy-facial-part action.

The mall has finally apologized, but they couldn't have picked a better lesbian to pick on. Breedlove is a gay rights activist, and she's keeping the spotlight on it. Which, in turn, points out these other recent moments of idiocy blatant homophobia:

1. Lesbians Kicked Out of Baltimore Ravens Game: Nicole Marchetto and Mary Kate Morris gave one another a "casual kiss" while they waited for their beer and fries during half-time at the Ravens game. Told to stop, they ignored a security guard because, ahem, all the straight couples leaning in for a peck were being ignored by said guard.

They were then told to show their driver's licenses (to prove they weren't a horrendous hallucination, they were real, live girls?) and kicked out. Both the Maryland Stadium Authority AND the Ravens are siding with the guard. To which the world SHOULD say: Let's go Steelers!

2. Lesbian Kicked Out of a Seattle Mariners Game: Safeco Field was anything but safe for Sirbrina Guerrero when a mom complained that her child was being subjected to watching Guerrero kiss another woman. The woman's actual complaint? That she didn't want to have to explain to her kid why two women were kissing. Apparently it's hard to explain Mommy's a bigot.

3. Lesbian Kicked Out of a Manhattan Restaurant: Just looking butch is bad for business these days. A woman was kicked out of a restaurant in gay town Manhattan's Greenwich Village for "looking too masculine" and choosing to use the ladies' room.

4. Lesbian Kicked Out of a Federal Building. If you plan to visit a Social Security office, just keep your all American free to be you and me-ness under control, folks. Lapriss Gilbert wore a shirt with the word lesbian on it (actually lesbian.com) when she dropped in, and they sent her packing. Let's count the letters, shall we? L-E-S-B-I-A-N. Yup, more than four.

Unfortunately, Breedlove still has a lot of work to do.


Image via PinkMoose/Flickr

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Wow. Amazing how bigoted and hateful people can be. 

bills... billsfan1104

Why should a mother explain to her children at a family event two women making out? why is she a bigot because she chooses when to tell her kids about the gay lifestyle, and being at a baseball game is not the appropriate time to teach kids. If you want people to be tolerant of the gay lifestyle, then you need to stop using the bigot word every single time someone doesn't agree with you.

sherriet sherriet

A casual kiss is not the same as making out!  If straight couples are allowed to kiss or put their arms around thier partners, then there is no reason for gays to be singled out. 

Shanna84 Shanna84

This story is one sided. I'd like to hear what reasons these places gave for kicking the women out before I make up my mind. I'm sure the venues have their own reasons for why these women were treated as such. Just curious.

bills... billsfan1104

r u sure it wasn't just a casual kiss? I a. Sure there ua more to the story than what is lead to believe.

Sleep... SleepingBeautee

WOW! Explaining to your child that like mommy loves daddy, sometimes a girl loves a girl and a boy loves a boy is going into full detail about homosexual relationships. <rolls eyes>


Kids do not need the full details of what goes on in the bedroom to understand relationships.


I was kicked out of a restaurant once for kissing my boyfriend. I leaned over and gave him  three little pecks. No tongue, no caressing, just little kisses. The reason we got kicked out was because some old biddy was offended. It takes one uptight person.

How sad that we as a culture are not embracing love in all forms. With all the horrors in the world, we should be celebrating all displays of love and compassion.


Kelle... KelleyP77

Discrimination against gays still runs rampant in America. It's terribly sad and equally infuriating. And let's be real regarding the word "bigot". If it talks like a bigot and acts like a bigot, it's going to get called a bigot. And rightfully so.

sherriet sherriet

People see a gay couple show affection in public (holding hands, a quick hug, or a peck) and start screaming about them making out and how disgusting they are.  People with issues about gays are the loudest and first the scream about immorality and such, then wonder why they're called bigots.  It's pathetic.  Any loving relationship between consenting adults is beautiful.  More love could do this world a lot of good.

For the record, I hate having to add 'between consenting adults' to my comment, but hopefully it shuts down the ones who ask if incest and beastiality are equally beautiful.

Scorp... ScorpioDee

It is funny that we in Germany don't have any problems. Nobody is thrown out anywhere because they kiss their significant other (no matter what sex).

Now "making out" is a different story...you might end up at the front page of the most read newspaper in Germany...and we just had the Octoberfest...

So what will this end up being? A new form of witch hunt??? Wake up people...

nonmember avatar Nic

Well said, sherriet!

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