We've never had to break stride before; it's always been a given that we hold hands when cars are nearby; an easy and understood agreement. But as those 10 meters stretched out before us, I realized that the game had changed.
For me, it all comes down to the hand-holding test as the ultimate determinant for LGBTQ safe zones. Where can you hold hands with your LGBTQ mate and feel 100-percent safe? My sense is that there aren't many places.