Also, why the issue?

I was waiting to cross the street, watching for oncoming cars to see when I could scoot across. A ’90s-model green SUV was about to pass me, then I’d be all clear.

The dude driving the green SUV, who hadn’t been looking at the road until he was already turning, suddenly looked right at me and shouted “Hello lesbian!” out his open window.

Actually, jackass, I’m bisexual, and my preferred term for my sexual orientation is queer. But I don’t suppose that’s what you were talking about.

“Help! My masculinity is threatened by a woman in a dress and a men’s haircut!” is so much harder to shout in those few seconds before one’s car is half-way down the next block. Also, why the issue? Is my haircut more awesome than yours?

This marks the first time in my life I’ve had a queer insult hurled at me anywhere other than Georgetown (seriously). Where was I? Dupont Circle.

Submitted by JR on 6/14/2011 

Location: Dupont Circle at New Hampshire Ave NW

Time of harassment: Day Time (9:30A-3:30P)

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One Response

  1. cathy

    yeah, my wife and i have been yelled at from cars around dupont – i guess they think they’re making a safe assumption. pathetic.