Anyway, these few panels made me nostalgic.
sadface (from O Human Star)
I remember back in middle school when my girlfriend wanted to hold hands with me. Why?? I did not understand the appeal. That's just something you do to be socially identifiable as a couple, right? It didn't make sense at all.
Much later when I dated a guy for the first time, I was surprised that I actually wanted to hold hands with him. Weeeeird! Anyway, he refused, possibly because he was closeted. I didn't realize quite how oppressive the taboo against men holding hands was until then.
Nowadays, my boyfriend and I hold hands all the time and generally engage in a lot of PDA. Straight people are usually too embarrassed to say anything, but our gay friends occasionally complain. Ha, like they can stop us!