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No Gays Allowed: Massachusetts Man Thrown Out of Bar for Being Gay

Imagine it being 2018 and it still actually being 1950. Unfortunately this is a reality for many people as so many business owners haven't caught up with the times and believe that it's okay to discriminate against people based on their race, gender, or sexual orientation. One man, Jacob Froias, said that he was thrown out of Al's Café in New Bedford, Massachusetts on October 28 for being gay, according to WBSM.com.

Froias was about to enjoy a meal with his mother when friend and owner Alsuino Cordeiro approached him and said "You can't come here anymore... last time you were here you and your little Filipino boyfriend were outside hugging and it made everyone uncomfortable. You essentially embarrassed the establishment." While I do love some good alliteration, a person can't embarrass an establishment, only the people inside of it...

According to Froias, his boyfriend was smoking a cigarette outside next to him in May and they hugged because it was cold, which for some reason greatly offended the people inside Al's Café.

After being told the leave, Froias and his mother, not wanting to be conspicuous, quietly got up to leave. As they were leaving, Cordeiro started throwing homophobic insults at Froias.

Froias shared his experience in a Facebook post that got bundreds of shares, as people supported him through this ordeal. However, not everyone was happy with Jacob bringing to light the homophobic owner, as he has received threatening messages from peope associated with Al's Café.

Froias is uncertain as to whether or not he'll be seeking legal action as he does not wish to destroy someone's life over this incident, but he does want people to know what he experienced so that they may think twice about giving their money to a homophobe.

I was surprised to hear that something like this happened in this day and age and in Massachusetts, the state that was first to legalize same-sex marriage in 2003. I suppose this shows that even though progress has been made in regard to LGBT rights, there will always be people who will try to push them back.


h/t: WBSM.com

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half these Biker pussys are gay! know for a fact! one friend was killed by a biker as he was gonna tell him wife....its all a coverup!

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These "big scary bikers" need to realize - this is Massachusetts. You spew this kind of hatred, the hundreds of people that will show up there will show you what fear and hatred are REALLY about.
 

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I think you should go further with this it's things like this and people like them that cause hatred in our society today why can't we all learn to live together let people be themselves they are not hurting you they are human beings just like u I'm really ashamed that there are still idiots like people at Al's Cafe shame non you no class please go forward with this we can't afford to go backwards God bless you and your family good luck 

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I think it's time for a "hug in" at this place..... Dozens of lgbtq couples hugging outfront in shifts......

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Literally "bundreds" of shares

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***BOYCOTT NEW BEDFORD UNTIL  AL'S IS OUT OF BUSINESS***

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everyone always blames trump which dont get me wrong i hate the man but for christs sake you cant use him as a scapgoat everytime you find an issue you cant find the cause for all this "trump is to blame" stuff is really just a whole bunch of stupid uneducated kids that wanna feel like they belong by jumping on the F**** trump band wagon and as a gay man i can tell you he has never downed gay people atleast not in public grow up and find someone else to blame maybe the person or people responsible for the issue

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Jason, do you think that because he hasn't publicly bashed gay people, then he is not complicit? Hate crimes have surged since he has entered the office, up 17% last year alone. Needless to say, LGBT is one of the groups that have been targeted. Do you think this is coincidence? He is attempting to erase the official existence of transgender people. Whatever his true opinion of us is really not relevant. If he is in bed with the evangelicals for political gain, do you think that if he were to remain in power, that it would stop there? Does he really need to say or not say anything to make it very clear that we are at the most, dispensable to him? Don't you think that this projection might embolden people who hate and fear us to harm us? Maybe you need to educate yourself, or at least, open your eyes. 

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Oh, come on!  Have you not noticed the tremendous increase in hate crimes since his election?  Have you not heard him regularly promoting violence as a means to a political end?  Do you truly not understand the effect it has when your beloved President calls upon his millions upon millions of his avid followers to go out and be violent?

Some quotes from Trump:

“Knock the crap out of him, would you? I promise you, I will pay your legal fees”

“I’ll beat the crap out of you”

“If you do (hurt him), I’ll defend you in court, don’t worry about it”

“The audience hit back. That’s what we need a little bit more of”

“I don’t know if I’ll do the fighting myself or if other people will”

“Part of the problem is no one wants to hurt each other anymore”

“Maybe he should have been roughed up” 

“I’d like to punch him in the face” 

*Source: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/donald-trump-incitement-violence/

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And yet he never said anything against gay people or encouraged people to harm gay people. Stop blaming Trump for issues that he has nothing to do with. It's really pathetic, man.

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Same to you, Ginger. Not that Trump or his supporters are subtle, at all, but come on. Stop blaming him for issues he has nothing to do with? Open your eyes and see that not all communication is literal and direct. 

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lets not mention the degenerate antifa commie scumbags and other lefties burning cities to the ground and attacking innocent people but thats none of my bussiness 

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You're discrediting yourself. It's your business, but only if you have something that resembles the truth to share or comment on. What cities are being burned are who is being attacked. Are you a Russian bot or a Fox News Cult of Ignorance member?

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You can thank trump and all his hateful bullshit for nonsense like this. I wouldn't have been so nice. 10 cops would have been there if this was me.  

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Friend and owner? 

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sue the bitch and sue him hardx

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Worried about destroying the owners life..the owner had no problem ruining insulting you in front of your mother. Stand up..press charges and fight. The only way to make them learn is to lose their money. That's when they listen. Does he not realise if you include your busier and make more money for it. Guses not..sue.!!

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