Just yesterday someone yelled the French equivalent of "faggot" at Alberto and me from their car, and it got me to thinking about how homophobic and transphobic harassment still occurs in 2008. I really thought that it was mostly over, especially in a city like Paris, but we get stared at a lot, get yelled at sometimes, and almost never see other same-sex couples holding hands outside of the Marais, Paris's gayborhood.
This place isn't as progressive as it seems on first glance.
So for all of you, have you recently experienced homophobic, transphobic, or sexist street harassment recently? Participated in it? Do you think it's still common in 2008? Does it depend on where you are?