You might think that people in a “liberal” country like England wouldn’t blink an eye if they saw two men holding hands in public. Well, think again.
After receiving a call from a 23-year-old gay listener who complained of abuse after holding hands with his boyfriend in Luton, presenters Justin Dealey and Iain Lee from the BBC’s Three Counties Radio service decided to conduct an experiment.
The aim? To assess the level of public homophobia. The two men walked through the streets of the town, located to the north of London, while holding hands and filmed what happened. The results are pretty depressing.
Watch their telling experience below.