ABC Explores Homophobia in a Sports Bar in What Would You Do?


NOTE: This is an updated version of yesterday's post, with the full segment, AFTER THE JUMP...

Last night, ABC 20/20's occasional news special What Would You Do?, which places actors in real-life situations in a kind of 'Candid Camera' scenario to gauge how people will react, tackled homophobia at a sports bar. The show hired an actor to play a homophobic patron, and hired a real-life couple, Dusty St. Amand and Dominic Benevento, to play his target. The bar is in Linden, New Jersey.

The show has covered gay subject matter before. You may remember the episode in which a woman in Alabama called 911 after seeing two men kissing on a bench in a public park.

Btw, shame on John Quinones for using the term "gay lifestyle" — ABC News should know better.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted March 25, 2009 at 6:30am ETC by Andy Towle
in gay slurs, News, Sports