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Singer Ari Gold Deals With Homophobia In A Short Line Bus

Sexy Artist Sir Ari Gold and his male friend were told by a short line driver to seat on the back of the bus because they were holding hands.

Michael Musto from The Village Voice has the story:

Singer Ari Gold says he was on a Short Line bus this weekend that was less than civil, especially when it comes to civil rights.

Gold was holding hands with a man in the front seat.

Says he:

“The driver told us if we wanted to continue sitting together, we had to sit in the back.”

Frustrated, the driver called for a New York state trooper!

“Then he pulled over,” says Gold. “The state trooper came and asked what the problem is, and he said that the way were were sitting was making him uncomfortable and he wanted us off the bus.

“The trooper said nothing was illegal and he needs to continue to drive.”

Ari posted on his Facebook page:

The driver on the shortline bus just called the NY state trooper +pulled over cuz I was holding hands w/ a man in the front seet…

…Haven’t reached anyone from Shortline yet-I’ll call Lamda Legal to see if there’s any action to take or at least make sure Shortline gives better employee training. I stood up to the driver despite my racing heart, I can only imagine what that might have done to someone who couldn’t.

Read the full article via THE VILLAGE VOICE