Gay couple, Joel Diaz and his boyfriend Ethan decided to grab a slice of pizza at the Ohio late night pizza truck Mikey’s Late Night Slice when a dumbass bigot decided he need to show off his ignorance, but the attention he got was not what he was expecting.
It was a cold night in Columbus, Ohio, so Joel and Ethan held hands and huddled to keep warm, it is winter after all, while waiting in line for a slice when a homophobe, who most likely was jealous got vocal.
“The guy in front of us turns around and tells us to cut our gay shit out,” Diaz, Chief Development Office at AIDS Resource Center Ohio, recalled in a Facebook post.
In a piece for the HuffPost Diaz writes:
Almost every single person in that line made it known to him it was not OK for him to speak to us like that. [...]
I didn’t expect to see allies so willing to chime in and let this guy know that his hate speech wouldn’t be tolerated. The best part though was as he grew more irate and vocal the guys who work the truck stopped what they were doing and leaned towards the window and told him they would not serve him because he was spewing hate. They said they support everyone in our community and that he should get out of line because they would not be serving him. He begrudgingly got out of line and walked away escorted by a friend who had been hanging back.
On Facebook, Diaz signed his post, “No slut sauce for you mr. homophobe.”
Mikey’s Late Night Slice had this awesome statement:
“We are humbled by the attention that this whole thing has gotten us,” the mobile pizza joint’s culinary team wrote. “But we feel that the greatest recognition belongs to our neighborhood as a whole, here in the Short North…It is so wonderfully comforting to know that the hearts of our neighbors are filled with kindness and tolerance.”