Is there such a thing as Heterophobia?
San Francisco, the gay capital of America, is facing invasion from so-called â€œtech bros,â€ according to residents of the cityâ€™s famous gay districts who are upset by the growing number of straight people in their communities.
Historically, the LGBT community had forged its own path in the city, creating its own culture in San Francisco â€œgayborhoods.â€ Open homosexuality was still not accepted by much of mainstream society, so they stuck together in neighborhoods such as the Castro district.
However, the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in how the majority of Americans view LGBT citizens: with the legalisation of gay marriage in 2015, most Americans now have come to accept gay people. This has led to a much greater integration into the mainstream populace of the LGBT community, which many would believe to be a good thing.
Except some members of the gay community quite like having their own special place. They donâ€™t want to have to cater to straight people the same way that heterosexual folks have accepted them. Quoted in The Guardian, Cleve Jones, a gay activist, saw something that â€œshocked himâ€ in his local gay bar. â€œThe tech bros had taken over The Mix. They commanded the pool table and the patio. These big, loud, butch guys. It was scary,â€ he said.
Go jump in a lake of Diet Coke, fucker.