Friday, April 03, 2009

A Day In Hand: May 17th

As part of the International Day Against Homophobia, people are being encouraged to hold hand with a member of the same sex in public on May 17th. You can join the A Day In Hand group on Facebook, if you are interested. You don't have to be GLBT to join. Or visit the official A Day in Hand website.

I'm not sure how much prejudice there is against women holding hands in public but I'm guessing that it is much harder for men to feel accepted if they show affection like this. I suppose trying it out would be one way to find out.

19 COMMENTS:

Elle Scott said...

I had no idea that there was such a day! Thanks so much for bringing this to your readers' attention!

fairyhedgehog said...

Glad you like it, Elle.

JaneyV said...

I wonder who I could get the Hubby to hold hands with?
I love holding hands. I think it's one of the most romantic things to do. When I see an elderly couple holding hands, in particular, it warms the old cockles.

This is such a great idea. Hand-holding is wonderful.

fairyhedgehog said...

My husband is going to an air museum with a friend on Sunday. I wonder what his reaction would be if I suggested that they hold hands...

Richard N said...

Holding hands is a rare treat for me, except indoors, because the side I have to walk on for the sake of my limited sight is the side my wife uses her stick. :-(

I'm don't give a damn what people think so I'm up for it on the 17th - my physical size makes it unlikely to anybody will dare try it on. ;-)

fairyhedgehog said...

I do relate to that Richard. Husband and I both have our deafest ear on the same side. It makes for some interesting conversations.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Hmm. My wife and I hold hands almost every day. But you're right - it is harder for the men and also a bit more dangerous in certain parts of this country.

I'd love to know if your hubby and his friend hold hands on Sunday.

Now, how about a cheer for Iowa and the unanimous Supreme Court decision in favor of gay marriage?

fairyhedgehog said...

My Beloved laughed at the idea of holding hands with his friend, so I think that tells us how unlikely men are to hold hands. But maybe it would be different if they really were a couple. I wouldn't want to hold hands with all of my friends, not because of what people would think but because we don't have a touchy feely relationship.

Yay to Iowa! I hadn't realised it was unanimous.

McKoala said...

I'll have to pick a cute friend to help me out!

fairyhedgehog said...

Good idea McK. We've got plenty of time as it isn't until May!

Robin S. said...

Hadn't thought of that - but hand-holding for men would be a tough concern to overcome.

Richard N said...

fairyhedgehog, give your beloved a kiss, and tell him it's from me! ;-)

fairyhedgehog said...

Richard, that's going to go so well!

Richard N said...

Dare... >;-)

fairyhedgehog said...

Double dare you to? Nah, that's not going to work.

;)

David Watkins said...

Hello this is David, I am the founder of A Day In Hand. I love your discussion. Keep it up. Thanks so much for publishing this! Straight people need to get invested in gay rights, for they are human rights.
I have a much better pic you could use for the top of the article.

David Watkins
info@adayinhand.com

fairyhedgehog said...

I've just popped over to your website. I'm sorry I didn't link to it in the first place but I've added your link now. It's a great site!

I'll take you up on your offer of a better picture, too. Thank you!

David Watkins said...

Hey there, if you goto the area Linking To Us on our website you can find the rainbow pic. If you goto the photoshoots section there are free pics you can use BUT you must credit the photographer!
Thanks so much and keep spreading the word. We had our first photos from South America today on the website. Check it out http://www.adayinhand.com/diaries/alldiaries/yourstories/southamerica

David
Founder
A Day In Hand

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, David. I won't update the picture on this post because I mean to make another one nearer the day to remind people. I'll take some of the photos and happily credit the photographers.

Thanks for your input.

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