The thing about being a cruiser, is that you are always a guest.
A few months ago I spent a week at a boatyard on the east coast
of the US, working on my project
One night I visited a nearby restaurant to acquire much-needed nourishment. Alone, I occupied a seat at the bar to eat the repast offered me.
I could hear a man's voice talking to the bartender/waitress, but, looking up, only saw the back of a matronly looking lady on the bar stool.
When she/he turned around, I saw one of the strapping men
from the boatyard, with a wig and a charming matching clutch
We had an interesting conversation about various facets of refits applicable to metal boats.
The situation of his attire never came up.
I am as conservative of a person in all respects as you would ever find.
Being cruisers, we expect the unexpected. We can find ourselves on the edge of survival, then in a paradise the next day.
As long as we take care not to overtly offend, we can all get along.
Just as I would never boink a woman on my foredeck at the marina, or for the same matter, PDA in a foreign land, I would expect that a gay
or lesbian couple would refrain from PDA in public in usual situation.
If I am in a public area with children
, I think its appropriate for people to refrain from profanity too.
If you are in a conservative country,why not avoid offending them? Its just common sense.
If i were in Saudia Arabia, I won't be wearing a T-shirt saying "jesus saves."
If i am in Corpus Christi, I won't wear the one that says "jesus saves--at my credit union."
Why can't things remain where i carelessly left them?