A gay couple in New York was almost kicked out of their new apartment in Brooklyn after the super grabbed them with kisses and lashed out at them and said: & # 39; this is a straight building, not a homogeneous building & # 39 ;.
The shocking incident occurred in the middle of the LGBTQ pride month in the US
Cody Sehl had just received the keys to his new apartment in Brooklyn and on Thursday invited his friend Jordan Weatherston Pitts and other friends to celebrate.
Sehl let him in the front door and greeted his boyfriend with a kiss – and before he could reach it to his front door in the apartment, his super, identified as Choch Singh, called him an explosion of indignation.
& # 39; He screams and screams, and in the beginning I didn't necessarily know if the call was for me, & # 39; Sehl said Inside Edition. & # 39; He said that what I was doing was illegal, that he would deport me, he is going to call the management company, the landlord, and I am gone. & # 39;
Cody Sehl (left) was almost shot from his new apartment in Brooklyn, New York on days, days after he got the keys to move in, after his super caught him kissing his boyfriend Jordan Weatherston Pitts (right) and threatened to kill him expel
The angry super named Sehl and swapped say: & This is a straight building, this is not a gay building. We did not let any gays go to this building & threaten to evict him
But Sehl and his friend had no idea what they were doing wrong.
When Shel asked what he did to make the super angry, he replied: & You kissed a man in the elevator and not a woman. & # 39;
Sehl replied, & # 39; Yes, that is my friend & # 39 ;, to which the super responded: & # 39; This is a straight building, this is not a homogeneous building, we are not letting gays move to this building & # 39;
The super kept suing the couple and said: & I call the landlord. We won't have your kind here. & # 39;
The homophobic comments came as a shock to the couple.
& # 39; I was shocked at what I heard; I actually started laughing first because I thought it was crazy, & Weatherston Pitts said to the exhaust.
Not only were the heated threats of the super offensive, they were also illegal, because it is forbidden in New York State to house a person because of his sexual orientation.
& # 39; I'm just standing by Jordan, like, & # 39; What just happened? & # 39; & # 39; Said Sehl, adding that he told the super that it was illegal to discriminate against them because they were gay.
When confronted with reporters Singh, who worked in the building for eleven years, he said he was unaware of any discrimination law when he contacted Sehl and raged about his friend.
Sigh says he was tipped off about Sehl and his friend by another tenant.
& # 39; We have already solved this problem; I already apologized to him, & he said. & # 39; I talked to him … said: & # 39; We have to live together, I have no problem with that (his relationship with Weatherston Pitts). & # 39; & # 39;
Singth said he had personally apologized to the couple by saying: & I didn't know the law was like that. We have to live together. Everything will be fine with me. I have no problem, I'm sorry. & # 39;
The lessor of the building, Lea Miller, said that she had spoken to Sehl and commented on the incident and said that it shouldn't happen again & # 39;
& # 39; I spoke with (Sehl) the night it happened, first I apologized, and the super apologized … what he did was wrong, no apologies, & # 39; said Miller.
Although Sehl appreciated the apt management response, he still finds the attack worrying.
& # 39; They can't report me for kissing who I love, & # 39; said Sehl.
Weatherston Pitts filed a formal complaint with the city and opened up about the homophobic confrontation on social media
Weatherston Pitts described the incident as & # 39; blatant discrimination & # 39; and added: & # 39; We still have a long way to go & # 39;
& # 39; I am not trying to put anyone in trouble, I just want some kind of recourse for what happened. I just want to make sure that anyone who has this management company as supers knows that they can't bully LGBTQ people, that the law is there to protect us, ”he added.
Weatherston Pitts filed a formal complaint with the city and opened up about the homophobic confrontation on social media.
& # 39; This is blatant discrimination. We still have a long way to go, & he wrote on Facebook.
In response, they have received messages of sympathy and support, including by a number of lawyers offering their professional help.
& # 39; I think this (the incident) made it a lot more pleasant, knowing that this is not a general picture, & # 39; said Sehl. & # 39; All that support really helped … it's a shame to think that there are outsiders who don't have that kind of support. & # 39;
& # 39; It's actually a wild situation because my friend Jordan is taking part in a new opera called & # 39; Stonewall & # 39 ;, which has been written and directed by gays & # 39; s for homosexuals, and it opens this Friday & # 39 ;, said Sehl.
The play refers to the 1969 Stonewall Revolt, where homosexual people violently demonstrated against a police raid at the Stonewall bar in Greenwich Village, New York, where homosexual patrons were serving.
& # 39; It displays the riot this night. He has been involved in the last month, and so our idea of this Pride season has increased enormously … yes, progress has been made since those early days, but there is still a long way to go, & # 39; Sehl added.
& # 39; I am now in a world where I fight the good fight every day & # 39 ;, Weatherston Pitts added. & # 39; It is a huge milestone not only for our community, but also for the art form in general. & # 39;
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