A gay man who lives in London has said
that he was turned down for adopting two cats in need of a home
because of his sexuality.
Alex Andreau, a writer, claims that he
traveled two hours to adopt the cats from a private owner only to be
“So, I just traveled two hours to
adopt a cat that desperately needed rehoming and was turned down for
being gay,” he
tweeted. “WTF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE.”
Alex attached screenshots of a text
conversation he had with the owner.
“So how comes youre single, are you
gay?” the owner asked.
“Good guess,” Alex answered. “Is
it an issue?”
“I am religious so I strongly
disagree with the life style. I am sorry, if I hurt your feelings.”
“Darling, I've been beaten and called
a 'faggot' since I was 8. My feelings are quite robust. And, yes,
sorry is precisely what you are,” he wrote.
“Are you not afraid of going to hell
when you die?” the owner asked.
Alex also tweeted that he was sobbing
on the bus “because the truth is it hurts as much as when I was 8
He later added that a friend had
arranged to pick up the cats for him and that he was planning on
naming them after two of the world's biggest gay icons: Harvey Milk
and Freddie Mercury.
“I may then have to festoon the cats
in Rainbow Flags and send her photos,” Alex messaged. “Is there
a co that makes pink litter? Pride cat bowls? I NEED GEAR.”