Three Hours Of Walking In NYC As A Homosexual: WATCH

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By now we’ve all heard of the social experiment in which a woman walked through the streets of New York for ten hours as cameras captured catcalls, whistles, commands and more than a 100 unsolicited comments from male passersby.

And you’ve probably seen a few of the spinoff experiments, showing the street harassment faced by overweight men, women in hijabs and drag queens, among others.

We were intrigued by a new version, which shows YouTuber Dennis Cee dressed up in a stereotypically “gay” outfit—too-tight jeans, a cropped v-neck tee and a shopping bag clutched just so.

Sure, it’s not a look we’d go for, but hardly deserving of the shoves, “fucking faggots,” and 50-other-plus instances of harassment he endured on his trek.

Granted, Dennis Cee’s usual videos are more in a juvenile vein, like “extreme farting into a hoodie,” but its still a good reminder that even as we move toward equality, the streets aren’t always so safe for LGBT people. (And maybe Dennis learned something about walking a few miles in someone else’s shoes.)

Below, YouTuber channel Model Pranksters tries the same stunt using a tall, attractive man. Shockingly, he doesn’t get as many negative comments.

Sadly, the folks at Model Behavior—who keep putting the word harassment in air quotes—thinks that means there’s no real issue. Wrong, guys.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.