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He has been spat at, headbutted and called derogatory names. In latehe returned some locks to local locksmith's Taylor Edwards, and after a minor altercation, the man serving him, Peter Edwards, blew him a sarcastic kiss. For months afterwards, whenever Tim walked past the shop and Peter Edwards was outside, he gestured at Tim. He would wink at me, limp wrist, [make the shape of a] tea pot, kiss at me and what I would class as a vile, vulgar homophobic gesture as well, inferring oral sex with a male.
That was the most offensive," Tim told me in an exclusive interview. I don't know what his mindset was. I was stressed out by it, distressed. Bit of anger in there. I suffer from depression and it contributed to a relapse," said Tim. He brought an action against Taylor Edwards alleging discrimination under the Equality Act. It prevents Limp wrist body language supplying goods and services - hairdressers, hotels, health clubs - Limp wrist body language discriminating against customers on a variety of grounds, including race, religion, disability and sexual orientation.
It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of:. You're protected from discrimination in these situations:. You don't need to show that there were any words spoken. Importantly, for gay men like Tim who experience acts of discrimination that they think that they can't enforce, this judgement means that they can," says solicitor Chris Fry from the firm Unity Law, which represented Tim.
I contacted Taylor Edwards and Peter Edwards, but they declined to comment on the case. There was a time when limp-wristed gestures were accepted as humorous and formed a staple part of the nation's sitcoms. But Tim's case underscores that for service providers, whether they be restaurants or shops, times have changed.
Employers are responsible for the behaviour of their workforce in both words and gestures. And that's what is groundbreaking about Tim's case. The discrimination was entirely non-verbal.
It was just gestures. I went to a gay bar in central London to ask people how big an issue homophobic gesturing is for the gay community.
I think it still happens. I think people see it as comical in a way, and I don't think that many people know how to deal with it," one man told me. People think those things are much worse than taking the Mickey out of someone who is gay. According to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered LGBT equality rights charity Stonewall, there were 6, hate crimes against LGBT people in the UK in the last year, but there are many that go unreported. For Tim, however, the case was about standing up for who he is. As it said in the final order, it is 'unlawful direct discrimination'.
I think those three words sum it up," he says. Where is it illegal to be gay? Should gay men and lesbians be Limp wrist body language together? The Equality Act Changing times. Related Topics. LGBT Law and order. More on this story. Published 10 February Published 2 July Published 25 JuneLimp wrist body language
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