A gay cyclist responded perfectly to a homophobic preacher in Glasgow on Saturday (7 May).
Ryan Vance, the cyclist, was filmed in the Scottish city responding to a preaching ranting about disgusting gay people.
Vance cycled past, telling the homophobe: ‘I’m gay, say that to me.’ When the preacher said, ‘God loves you’, Vance responded: ‘I love myself, I don’t need a god to do it!’
‘I walk through Glasgow holding hands with my boyfriend all the time, and we have never experienced any homophobia,’ Emlyn Pearce, who took the video, said.’So to walk down the main shopping street and hear a man shouting that “the 99%” need to stand up to the “1%” who are gay was very sad and very scary.
‘Then Ryan arrived and did that thing that we all like to think we’d do but few of us ever manage: he stood up to hatred and bigotry without any fear or hesitation. And Ryan is right, we all need to start by loving ourselves, and we don’t need anybody else’s permission to do that.
‘Ryan Vance, as a gay man and a human being, I salute you. As I said in my private message to you, you made the world a better place. Thank you, sir – your pint awaits!’