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I Do Not Understand Homophobics

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    "If your not for Same Sex then don't get

    married to someone that's the same sex as you. Don't blame us cause your marriage is ****** up! It's ****** Up Cause You ****** it up!" Wanda Sykes
    irene1993 irene1993 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I believe that GOD will not turn down

    or frown upon any type of love, despite who's giving or receiving it. As long as it is love, I think he smiles. Seeming GOD has no gender himself, I don't think gender preference is a pressing issue for him. His love exceeds gender lines, so why would our love on earth not be...
    Tez328 Tez328 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Girls Cloths

    so,,,i'm in this department store picking out outfits,,in the misses section. i'm having fun,,doing my thing. i have a couple of tops picked out,,,and i'm looking through racks of jeans for my size.(and yes i'm wearing girls clothing,,any how( all of a sudden i hear,,,YOU MAKE ME...
    starchild182 starchild182 31-35, M 16 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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    it's not even a phobia,

    they aren't scared. They're just ********!
    TinyTeacup TinyTeacup 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    This is what I don't understand.

    Homophobia is a phobia, a fear. People don't see a gay, lesbian or bisexual and run away from them like some people would with arachnophobia. No, it's literally ignorance. I hope I don't sound sexist, and I'm sure this is the same with girls, but I've met a lot of 'homophobic...
    Stillnotbroken Stillnotbroken 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    I Understand.. But I Don't.

    depending on the individual, sometimes i understand why people are homophobic. and it's usually just a general rule that people are afraid of what they don't know. my feelings as a queer person, is that people who are afraid of LGBTQ people should meet one. face the fear...
    BarNapkinPoet BarNapkinPoet 22-25, F 29 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=8n5O9tz30So This is my opinion. While it's not completely about homosexuality, it's about all sexual acts, including homosexual ones. Basically, you are not part of it, so it does not affect you. Therefore, you have no right to care! Why do you care what two guys do in their...
    faeriefate faeriefate 18-21 2 Responses Feb 23, 2014

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    I'm a straight male and my sisters have gay

    friends and I got nothing against them as long as they respect the fact I'm STRIGHT I treat them with respectđź‘Ś
    jmontoya50913 jmontoya50913 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    I don't understand why its

    such a big deal to be honest. Why does it really matter if someone else is gay or not? Just let them be happy and if you personally don't believe its okay then fine but don't push your beliefs on other people. I see that a lot of people who are homophobic and post about it have...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    Being homophobic is ignorant.

    I don't want to hear crap about "I'm a Christian so I hate gays." Im a christian and I accept every single person the way they are, because it's just the right thing to do. I don't try to beat the bible into people and tell them they're going to hell for a preference. I despise...
    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    runtom runtom 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 12, 2014

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    When I was 12 I started to come to the

    realization that I liked girls. So to my group of friends that I had, I told them I was bi-curious. Most of them were very okay with it. But I had this one friend who wasn't. Every single day, she would tell me how wrong I am and how I was going to hell. She wouldn't let it go...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2014

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    My dad is homophobic.

    He absolutely hates gays, or anyone who talks about it, my cousin is a lesbian and he just doesn't talk to her at family outings or anything, and the whole time he talks about her being disgusting, how being gay is stupid and they should be killed, I myself am bi, which makes it...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    Don't Try

    It's a fools errand to try and understand them. I do my best to avoid homophobes at all cost. I've always thought that what people criticise the most in others is something they see in themselves they don't like or will not deal with. Move On from these people, they are an empty...
    jamie939 jamie939 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 31, 2007

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    I have a friend who is a bisexual.

    Her parents are homophobic. They told her that if she ever gave them a reason to doubt her sexuality, they would disown her. How can they not understand that it's not her fault that she is bisexual? It is the way nature made her.
    rabinafrost rabinafrost 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    I'm not gay but I'm not straight I've came out

    to a cupple of people but not family its hard I can't find the right time and do won't rejection, can anyone give me some great advise coz its driving me crazy??
    Thecookiemonster11 Thecookiemonster11 18-21, M 7 Responses Jan 27

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    Honestly I don't understand

    why same sex marriage is banned in a lot of places... Do people realize that allowing it doesn't mean you have to be gay or lesbian... It makes other people happy and makes their lives easier. You think it's repulsive and doesn't make sense but most f these people are taking...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 12, 2014

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    I don't get homophobes.

    Ok first of all those who say being gay is a sin, the bible says a lot of things like don't lie, don't cheat.. etc and 99% of the religious people have done that, so thats not an excuse to hate gays. IF being gay is a sin then they are bigger sinners. If I do go to hell for...
    nikkysg nikkysg 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    If you are a homophobic

    or against gay rights I hate you already.
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 7 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    Homophobia Is Gay

    It's hard to understand human hatred at the best of times, especially when your hatred stems from a time where the people who lived through it have been dead for centuries. But homophobia? That's just silly. For one thing, it's not a phobia. You're not afraid of gay people. You...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    My mother is a Godly Christian woman,

    bless her heart, but I'm not. A few nights ago we were watching Jeopardy together and making small talk in between, and the subject of homosexuals came up because we always try to pinpoint who's gay on the show. There was a man who was married but seriously sounded gay, and she...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    Guys, if you are homophobic,

    you shouldn't be... Follow me here, that is two more guys that you don't have to compete with for a lady's attention. Ladies, the same goes for you too... There is enough strife in this world and much larger concerns to burn your calories on than what others choose to do with...
    3Dogmatic 3Dogmatic 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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    Beloved, let us love one another,

    for love is of God; and everyone who loves has been born of God, and knows God. He who doesn’t love doesn’t know God, for God is love. By this God’s love was revealed in us, that God has sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 1John 4:7-9
    Tez328 Tez328 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I have no problem with gays

    or bisexual people. I'm 100% straight but I accept people like that
    XodolsWasHere XodolsWasHere 16-17, M 5 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    im Christians, and dont believe gays go to hell

    seriously, I have don't understand people anymore, how ignorant and stupid they can be. I myself am bi, and I dont believe paul meant that gay loving relationships are sins, I believe he meant that homosexual rape, or any rape in general is a sin. plus if you look at roman...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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    Real Talk . You can't catch gay

    and most straight girls are not that attractive to me .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Jan 17

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    I'm from a very strict,

    religious family and I am a lesbian. I'm in a brilliant relationship with this girl whom I love very much. I don't know, I feel I just need to tell somebody other than her and two close friends how difficult life is going to get. Like damn...im literally done for by my family...
    emilily19 emilily19 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    Homophobic Christians are hilarious.

    If you believe in talking snakes, and virgin births, you don't get to tell me what's unnatural
    JustThatNobody JustThatNobody 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 5

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    You should read this,

    it's pretty incredible :) EP Link
    Tez328 Tez328 16-17, F Jan 16

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    runtom runtom 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 9

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    I was randomly talking to my friend

    when my other friend came up to us and started talking trash about some girl that came out as a lesbian. I don't understand why it's so hard to realize and accept the fact that being straight is not the only type of sexuality out there. It's just gross to see so many people...
    EstelleJen EstelleJen 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I Could Never Understand Homophobes

    I have never had an issue with people in the LGBT community. At ten years old my favourite tv couple was an LGBT couple. Since then I became more and more aware of LGBT rights and the problems they face. Even at that age I could not understand how people could treat others...
    TrishaHarrington TrishaHarrington 16-17, F 1 Response May 8, 2013

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    GirlWithAPast GirlWithAPast 13-15, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Love Is Love

    Unless you are God, you cannot tell people what is right, and what is not. LOVE IS LOVE.
    iL0VEYOU iL0VEYOU 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2011

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    my boyfriend makes me

    so upset. he won't met my friend Devin from work just because he's gay. I love my boyfriend so much and can't change his view on it, but I just don't get why you would dislike someone just because of their sexuality
    elyayamama elyayamama 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    Homophobics. I really don't understand.

    Why are they afraid/disgust from us? I'm a Bi. I told my friends that i like both girls and boys. And they were like you are so gay. They commented how you can like a thing(that is same love) like that.I just quote "Being a hater doesn't make you straighter".They still doesn't...
    sexykashyap sexykashyap 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    to be honest, sometimes I don't understand

    why people think it's wrong that two girls or two guys would be together in a relationship.
    ACTN ACTN 13-15, F 6 Responses Feb 19

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    "I hate the word Homophobia.

    It's not a phobia. You're not scared. You're just an *******." - Morgan Freeman
    LiamShiromaru LiamShiromaru 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 22, 2014

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    What's the Point?

    often, when i react to another person's homophobic remarks, people will say to me, "you're not gay, so why do you care?" while it's true that i'm not homosexual, i don't see why i shouldn't care. i've always looked at it like this: as a straight girl, if i'm in a...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 21 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    Homophobic's are generally insecure about their

    own sexuality. It's something they have not come to terms with. The good news is it's their problem, not yours.
    Shannongirlyboy Shannongirlyboy 46-50, T May 29, 2014

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    So I was on fb the other day(surprise,

    surprise) and I found a status update from someone in my family about how much they love Elton John's music. This coming from the same person who doesn't want to see gay peeps get married and thinks all gay peeps are going to hell. It kinda pissed me off a bit.. Like what right...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2014

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    I'm 18 and a closeted gay.

    I live in a environment that strongly reject homosexuality. A few of my friends knows about my condition and they highly support me, but still, being a asian in a asian country makes it hard for me to enjoy my life. I want to be free and to be able to tell all the people about...
    crispyduck57 crispyduck57 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I am sitting here and listening to my uncle and his friends talk of guys whose behaviors are "girly" as they put it. I am forced to laugh as they laugh so that i seem to be in sync...
    CollinsTC CollinsTC 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    It is hard for straights to understand our way of thinking. And because of society, anything new and different is classed as wrong. Homosexuals are bullied by straights everyday...
    AceTeen123 AceTeen123 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    My friends I mean. I don't understand them. They're all... "depressed". Why do they let such menial things get to them? Why do they dwell on the insignificant things? The things...
    Emeryemmy Emeryemmy 13-15, F Feb 1

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    When we were children going through the two year old phase of asking "why" did we really leave that time period of asking why I find myself always asking why this and why that...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Feb 8

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    I have seen this title and the stories behind it so many times, it makes me puke. People make it seem men are the only ones who cheat and hurt their significant other, but what a...
    Godsmack23 Godsmack23 36-40, M Jan 28

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    I'm trying to understand him. And I think I'm starting to understand. He seems pretty guarded himself. But I can tell when he looks at me he has admiration and love in his eyes...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Feb 3

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    Don’t waste your time… you will not understand women.. Because women do not understand themselves
    KA1977 KA1977 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Men say it's so hard to understand women. Is it?Most likely, women rant when they are mad or they eitherignore you if the pain is really excruciating, for if a man really cares, he...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 14 Responses a week ago

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