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Pestering gays away, a trend in The Netherlands?
In the Netherlands this week, gay couples announced they were moving, bullied away by their neighbors. Geert Wilders asks for an speedy parliamentary debate. Is intolerance against gays growing?
'Monday evening I got a telephone from a lady. She was older than eighty (!), she said, but now she was, together with her girlfriend, busy packing boxes with their belongings. She was desperate. She wanted away, get out of the provincial town. The reason: she and her girlfriend were bullied by their neighbors because they were a lesbian couple. When I heard that, it got too much for me, and I decided to open up a callpoint.'
... says Henk Krol, chief editor of the Gay Gazette. 'Four days later the counter stood on 82 reportings. That's quite a lot. And of the severity of some incidents I was rather dumbfounded. On the other hand, of the about 800,000 Dutch gays and lesbians 82 is an altogether negligible number. Also, I think that the number of reportings will decline after the first wave.'
Still [De Standaard editor now] something seems to be going on in The Netherlands. Last week stories emerged of two other gay couples who were also moving. One couple had been pestered away by schoolkids in The Hague, another couple was leaving Ulft, a village in the Achterhoek. There the bullies would have been between 12 and 22. Attempts to recruit the help of police would for a long time have remained unanswered and when finally a serious dialogue had been organized, the couple had already scrapped its hiring contract, wrote De Gelderlander [east Dutch newspaper - MFBB]. In August, in Amstelveen another gay couple would have given up all hope."