My friend and commenter on this blog, Shorty, and his partner, showed me two pictures they had taken with their digital cameras while driving down the street near their house last week. As you can see, the pictures are of a construction sign that someone has altered to say, "F*g Ahead" rather than, "Flagger Ahead." There isn't much space for the "L" in the word, so I'm not completely sure how the person responsible did this. Shorty and his partner said they couldn't really see where the sign was altered in person either.
The source of these pictures is trustworthy, and I can promise that these were really taken on the street and have not been altered in Photoshop in any way. This sign was really sitting like this in the street in one of Houston's most prominent gay neighborhood, near a small construction area. However, what I don't know is whether this was a case homophobia or an extremely inappropriate joke. Either way, I can't believe it was even up long enough for Shorty and his partner to take this picture.
I can't say that the sign really upset me at all. It might have a few years ago, but typically dumb things like this don't affect me anymore, thankfully. I really don't have anything else to say about this. Any thoughts?