December 9, 2014 1:00 pm -

A personalized Alabama license plate lets you know how the driver regards gays.


“No homo” is a phrase used to distance an individual from any implication that the individual might be gay, and its offensive connotation led to a $75,000 fine when the Indiana Pacers’ Roy Hibbert used it in a press conference last year.

The picture of the license plate was actually taken by Scott Johnston, a Facilities Manager in the Atlanta, Georgia area. He spotted the plate in an office parking lot, telling ThinkProgress that he was “first shocked, then angered” that Alabama would permit such a plate to be issued. “How could they allow outright discrimination to be published on a state license plate?”

Amanda Collier, a spokesperson for the Alabama Department of Revenue, informed ThinkProgress that a process is in place to monitor what plates are banned. When a request for a personalized license plate is filed, a three-person review panel considers each application, sometimes offering alternative lettering for the requested message. Some messages are so explicit, however, that “no alternative can be offered” and the taxpayer’s request is denied.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

21 responses to Peronalized License Plate Says ‘NOHOMO’

  1. Carla Akins December 9th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    So you’re telling me they weren’t before?

  2. tiredoftea December 9th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    And, the plate would be seen in a church parking lot on Sunday, no doubt.

    • Stevojax December 9th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      and the Klan rally on Friday night.

  3. jstsmlbrlcnsrvtvguy December 9th, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    If this guy was worried about being taken for one before…

    • Chinese Democracy December 9th, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      the license plate is pink.. its not helping him any

  4. Jack E Raynbeau December 9th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    In Utah one citizen had to relinquish his “Merlot” plate because some crybaby complained.

    • tracey marie December 9th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      I think this is offensive, merlot is not

      • fahvel December 9th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

        merlot is a rather small pathetic wine used for blending table wines – anything left over is sold to americans.

        • tracey marie December 9th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

          I do not like merlot either. I prefer a burgandy or Cabernet myself

  5. Robert M. Snyder December 9th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    You’re reading it wrong. The car is driven by a middle-aged woman who is a NOtoriously HOt MOmma. 🙂

  6. Chinese Democracy December 9th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Closet Homo wouldnt fit on the plate

    • Bunya December 9th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      I’m guessing that’s either Lindsey Graham’s or Ted Haggard’s car.

      • Chinese Democracy December 9th, 2014 at 3:09 pm


      • Dylan Bleier December 9th, 2014 at 11:28 pm

        Marcus Bachmann

  7. tracey marie December 9th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    What kind of person is proud of their ignorance and hate?

  8. Chinese Democracy December 9th, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    ok so karma at work? lol

  9. FrankenPC . December 9th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Hey hey hey! Everybody back off. Clearly this person is a Japanese language aficionado. “No” in Japanese means “of” or “from” or “in”. It’s a possessive word.
    As in “made of h-word”. (redacted)

    He’s clearly a LGBT activist!

  10. R.J. Carter December 9th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I thought he was protesting proposed legalization of prostitution in Missouri.

  11. ExPFCWintergreen December 9th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    The guy’s admitting he’s an ape. He’s no Homo (Sapiens).

  12. Chinese Democracy December 10th, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Id love a picture of a car parked right next to that one and the plate says YES U R

    • Hass December 11th, 2014 at 12:24 am