It's because I live in a city with the second largest gay community in the U.S. AND I happened to be in the gay part of town. which, incidentally, is also the hip side of town. xD
but they're still all held together? I think at my book store (haven't been in a while), all the y is tucked away with 'normal' comics as inconspicuously as possible. but you can always tell which ones they are because they're always pink, lol.
ROFLMFAO!!! Reminds me of the time I went to the mall with two of my friends. We stopped in at a bookstore to check out manga and my one friend turned around and asked me, "What do you think of this? Is this something you might like for your birthday?"
I looked up from the manga I was browsing through and turned SO FRICKIN RED because she was holding a yaoi three inches in front of my nose! I just plopped my butt on the floor and tried hiding my face and I didn't know if I was going to have a nosebleed and/or puke and/or pass out. And my friend had the same expression as Hino the whole entire time.
In the end it was hilarious, I forgave her for embarassing the *bleeps* out of me, and I still love her because she's like my sister.