I must second what Shepp said. We have a few blue dots (dallas, austin, houston) in a very red state. The current poisonous political climate is emboldening the anti lgbt crowd. I would not worry about leaving out of Galveston, but know the vast majority of pax will be Texans. Just a hunch, but the shorter the cruise maybe has more redneck anti lgbters? I believe the cruise lines have a high ratio of lgbt staff and crew. The lines should be sensative to this. I would not hesitate to complain to mgmt if you get harrassed by a redneck bigot.