Love Your Gay Neighbor?

Abuse met with heroism. The below story from this week’s Sunday Mercury illustrates why the idea of gay marriage will, over time, win over the general public: it’s hard to erect your hate on good neighbors:

A MARRIED gay couple subjected to years of homophobic abuse by a neighbour saved his life during a deadly house fire.

Bryn and James Tudor made headlines in 2005 when they became the first homosexual couple to tie the knot in a civil partnership in Birmingham.

But they were later subjected to three years of abuse at their home in Shirley by their next door neighbour, Baljit Koonar.

The full story is here.

Koonar, according to the story, said this to his gay neighbors:

“Thank you.” 

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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