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Singer Ari Gold Told To Move To The Back Of The Bus For Holding Hands With A Man

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While riding on a Short Line bus in New York, singer Ari Gold says that he was told to move to the back of the bus because holding hands with another man was making the bus driver "uncomfortable."

Ari said:

"The driver told us if we wanted to continue sitting together, we had to sit in the back."

The driver then had the nerve to call a state trooper for the gesture. Ari made an announcement to the other passengers on the bus, explaining that they had pulled over to wait for the officer, who naturally, saw nothing wrong with what Ari was doing.

Ari plans on on filing charges, but in the meantime, he posted this update on his Facebook page:

"Haven't reached anyone from Shortline yet-I'll call Lamda Legal to see if there's any action to take or at least make sure Shortline gives better employee training. I stood up to the driver despite my racing heart, I can only imagine what that might have done to someone who couldn't."

We cannot believe that the bus driver displayed such disgusting behavior. Bravo to Ari for standing up for himself. This man should not be working with the public, let alone as a bus driver. It's unbelievable that such blatant homophobia still exists in 2011.

[Image via WENN.]

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13 comments to “Singer Ari Gold Told To Move To The Back Of The Bus For Holding Hands With A Man”

  1. 1

    Jerkoff driver! Thanks for standing up to him Ari.

  2. 2

    who is this guy? can u star reporting on actual celebrities ? thanx

  3. 3

    What gesture did the guy make to have the police called? Was the gesture just simply holding hands with the other guy? You should make this a little clearer. Unbelievable if the driver thinks two men holding hands is against the law. Bad PR all around.

  4. 4

    What a ridiculous bus driver!!do what you were hired for…driving….

  5. ed69 says – reply to this



  6. 6

    I would have sent him to the back of the bus for wearing such a fucking hideous outfit. No doubt we will see u in somethign similar soon Perez. I can't help but feel there was more to the story than this though. two guys holding hands?? big deal….And btw, who the fuck is this?

  7. 7

    I know Ari and he is a kool guy.

  8. 8

    Re: SayItIsntSoBiatch – Ari Gold is a NYC openly gay singer. He is not a star but mostly no one that Perez reports about, really is.

  9. jham says – reply to this


    Good for you Ari "Rosa Parks" Gold!! Don't take any sh*t!

  10. 10

    Just because the only celebrities you know about are Paris Hilton, the Kardashians and Snookie does not mean Sir Ari Gold is not a star. He has been making awesome pop music since 2000 and is a huge star for the LGBT community as an openly gay artist before there was Gaga waiving her gay flag. I'm glad Sir Ari continues to stand up for what he believes in! His new album under "Sir Ari" is awesome and Ive seen him live many times and he puts on an incredible show!

  11. 11

    I hope that bus driver gets fired, what a disgusting human being. I can't believe he had the nerve to tell them that. Thankfully i've never seen or heard of some shit like that go down in my city, because i know there will be hell to pay for the bus driver (we have a gay village here in montreal, and we celebrate pride day proudly).

  12. ed69 says – reply to this


    "sir ari" so he was named that way by queen elizabeth? LMAO

  13. @v@ says – reply to this


    Substitute blacks sitting up front in the fifties. The bus driver should have called to replace himself if HE had the issue. There's no law that requires them to move. The driver is in error fiddling with their rights.