A Different Kind Of An Experience

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The assignment I choose was to go to a gay/ lesbian club. Coming from a strict cultural background, growing up I had very little knowledge about the gay and lesbian community. I come from an Indian background and for someone to identify themselves as gay/ lesbian was considered taboo and were not accepted by society. Well does this mean that there were no gays or lesbians? Ofcourse there were.
After coming to New York, being a modern and diverse city, I became more exposed to being around different kind of people. I have had friends who were gay/ lesbians, and to me they were no different than “normal” couples would be. I had a friend named Nadine. She would often tell me her ...view middle of the document...

At first I had to practically beg Jason to come to the club and after convincing him that there aren’t only gay guys but there will also be lesbians and he seemed to agree only to come to see the girls. Kimberly on the other hand didn’t have any problem going she was rather interested in going to the gay club. I found that very interesting seeing the different reactions.
As we approached the club Kimberly and I got of the car while Jason looked for parking and as we entered the bouncer outside told us that they were filming for a movie inside the club, our reaction was hey we will be in a movie. We then entered in the club and the guy who we had to pay to cover charge to was so nice to us that I have never experienced such warmth and welcoming to a club. Once we entered in, Kimberly and I were just standing in the corner and we couldn’t help but just stare even though we it wasn’t the first time we had seen gays and lesbians but being in the environment was just something different. We walked around and the people didn’t look at us as we were different although they knew we didn’t belong there.
This club was like no other ordinary club, but I found...

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