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I Do Not Understand Homophobics

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    What Is Their Problem

    Hi! I'm a young girl who supports all movement in diversity and the lgbt community. I think homophobic people need to move with the times because the world is changing and so are its people. 1 in 100 people are lgbt now. I don't see what their problem is. I mean; we drink like...
    TheRealMe98 TheRealMe98 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

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    A School Dance

    When I was in High School, I was an active member of two of the school's most prestigious choirs.  We went on a major trip at the end of each year to compete with other choirs from around the country.  These trips were a huge treat for us, and we all looked forward to...
    Avice Avice 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    My best friend is homophobe

    and do not can not understand. I my self are not homosexual but I still cannot see any harm they are causing to society at large macro or micro!!!
    jordass jordass 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 23

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    I Believe Fear Might Just Be A Factor

    Strangely I find it funny, sad, demeaning, crazy, and everything above almost that some people can be homophobic. As of now you can't really blame them after all the environment they grew up in kind of has that major influence as to why they are homophobic and honestly everyone...
    10Shadow 10Shadow 22-25, M 1 Response May 10, 2013

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    Girls Cloths

    it happened again today,im standing in line at wal-mart,,and i hear  a whisper,behind me,,,,hes wearing the same jeans i am,,then i hear HEY BUDDY YOU'RE A *****,,SO I SAY NOTHING,,then i get taped on the shoulder,,hey buddy i think  YOU'RE QUEER,,,NEEDLEES TO SAY i lost my...
    starchild182 starchild182 31-35, M 5 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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    Okay, I understand if you dont like seeing gay

    people kiss or when they flirt with you, everyone hates it when someone theyre not attracted to does that. But is it really necessary to insults them or try to keep them from loving someone when it has no effect to you? Are you the one getting married? Are you the one having...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx 13-15 Dec 15, 2013

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    runtom runtom 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 12

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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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    I Have A Dream...

    “I have a dream, that my children with one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Do you all remember that speech? That speech that changed a nation with the beauty and sorrowful truth behind its...
    Freeingtibet Freeingtibet 46-50, F Mar 13, 2013

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    Okay, I do not care about other ppl

    who are gay, they can be whoever they wanna be. it's just when I was in high school I didn't really date so I heard some ppl start to think maybe I'm gay? Wow. Just cuz no guy really wanted to ask me out this **** happens. Now I'm like boy crazy. I don't want ppl to think I'm...
    the808heartbreak the808heartbreak 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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    I Do Not Understand My Mom

    In this day and age, all I can say is "WOW" when I think of my mother and the topic of LGBT. Here is a couple of situations that just blow my mind about my mom.Several years ago, I worked for a large grocery store chain. Just short of me leaving for bigger and better things, I...
    Bubbles48509 Bubbles48509 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2013

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    Homophobes

    I've always thought they were secretly gay. But, I don't know. Maybe, they are just ignorant and rude and close minded.
    Awesomeness2015 Awesomeness2015 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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    Riddle Me This

    ok so i don't even think gays or lesbians or bisexuals exist. i think that people just fall in love with people. like a girl may have only ever dated guys then one day she falls in love with a girl so she questions her sexuality, well she hasnt changed at all. nope. she was...
    ImJustPeachy ImJustPeachy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2010

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    Please Explain

    I really need someone to explain to me why someone could be homophobic. Do they think that when a man loves another man that a unicorn is slowly tortured by a gnome, and when a woman loves another woman that a fairy gets stepped on by a ogre. I can understand being afraid of...
    Kylexy18 Kylexy18 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    You Never Forget Your First Love...

    Last year I was lucky enough to experience my first love. She was beautiful, charming, funny, and loved me back. Unfortunately her entire family was homophobic so we had to keep it a secret. But one day we weren't careful enough and her little sister caught us kissing in the...
    NeenaFlame NeenaFlame 18-21, F Sep 23, 2012

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    The Harm Homophobia Cause...

    I have been very contemplative lately, wether or not I should write a nonfiction book, 'Homophobia- The real effects.' But before I do that I would need to know wether it would help bring any understanding to this prejudiscm? Will it alter some minds? I do not at all...
    Resolute4freedom Resolute4freedom 18-21, F 3 Responses May 26, 2010

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    They Make Me So Furious I Could Cry!

    How on earth is it anyone's business what other people do in their sex lives? I mean, would it seem anymore insane for me to go up and confront 'known heteros', telling them they are evil because they have sex with the lights off? I think it is really just that random! If you don...
    Superfluous Superfluous 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2007

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    Why

    Isn't there enough hate in the world already? You don't have to like everything but you don't have to spread the negativity and hatred... enough is enough.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2008

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    I Live With In My Family Against Me

    you see i am gay and my whole life  my family cant accept that and i am the joke of the family and my brothers always accusing me of molestation whe they get mad at me and te only ican think of is because i am gay and it,s always be this way i  dont know how much ...
    clarencefields2007 clarencefields2007 31-35 12 Responses May 8, 2008

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    Love

    I knew I loved my partner the second I saw her smile. As she smiled at me, my whole insides gleamed and I realized something. I loved her. What is love? Is it the thing that we look for our whole lives since our mothers first held us as an infant? Is it a eternal devotion towards...
    Freeingtibet Freeingtibet 46-50, F Mar 11, 2013

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    I Need Help

    Hi I'm a 14 year old straight male, and I really don't want to offend anybody, I just want advice. Thank you. Having been raised by Christian parents, I am homophobic. Please do not get offended and I am sorry if I have, but please continue reading. Being a bad friend, I went on...
    SLiMshady817 SLiMshady817 13-15 3 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    Most of them are ugly

    and jelus becoz thay carnt get a girlfrend even
    Hotblondey Hotblondey 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Love Gay Men But Hate Gay Women?

    It keeps happening that people in my that were avid supporters for gay rights and have tons of gay friends... have the opposite feeling towards gay women. People that I went to high school with that participated in the Day of Silence with me and were friends with all the gay...
    SweetDesireeRose SweetDesireeRose 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 5, 2011

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    I Don't Get It

    I think it's funny how homophobic guys automatically think that all gay men are attracted to them somehow... I just wanna say, "Dude, you can't even attract any girls... do you reeeeally think you're gonna attract any guys?"
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2008

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    Some People Born Gay, Get Over It

    tho in my country, Homosexuality is Legal but society still kills them hating... :( They think Homosexuality is a disease, and it just spreads HIV not love... I wish they could understand , they are not spreading love by hating homosexual people and they also spread HIV
    rob128 rob128 22-25, M Jul 4, 2013

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    Agenda

    and it's not just men.some women can be very homophobic.some will go out of there way to make a point,,,like there on some sort of an agenda,,so they can walk away feeling better about themselves. honestly hetros are afaid of us,,,we make them nervious,and uncomfortable. i like...
    starchild182 starchild182 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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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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    This Seemed to Fit This Group...

    I did not write this but I love the statement it makes... Every Girl Every Boy FOR EVERY GIRL WHO IS TIRED OF ACTING WEAK WHEN SHE IS STRONG, THERE IS A BOY TIRED OF APPEARING STRONG WHEN HE FEELS VULNERABLE. FOR EVERY BOY WHO IS BURDENED WITH THE CONSTANT EXPECTATION OF...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 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 1 Response Feb 23

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    I Don't Get It

    Why dislike/hate someone just because their sexuality is different from yours? I can't understand it at all. I once went to a gay club with a friend from college and it was great fun. I did get propositioned in the toilets but I just told her I was straight and she was cool with...
    TheatreGirl TheatreGirl 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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    You Be You And I Will Be Me

    No matter who you choose to believe in every person on earth was created just the way they are. You like vanilla; I like chocolate You have a cat; I prefer dogs You are a morning person; I am night You are fine with these things until I am seen holding her hand. You did not...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Closet Gay?

    I've always had this theory that homophobes are really just secretly gay.
    cj0511 cj0511 22-25 Aug 9, 2013

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    Not At All!

    Yesterday I saw on the news that in France, people got out on the streets to support gay marriege. I found it amazing. 63% of the population are supporting the legalization of gay marriege. While I was thinking how brave and ispiring this is I began to wonder, why the other 27...
    Kate97 Kate97 16-17, F Feb 1, 2013

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    "I hate the word Homophobia.

    It's not a phobia. You're not scared. You're just an *******." - Morgan Freeman
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    From Experience...

    most homophobics are that way because they are ashamed of some homo thoughts or feelings they themselves have
    RockYouBebeh RockYouBebeh 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2007

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    To All You Homophobes Out There

    I do not understand why there are people who cannot accept that people are different. There are people who are so against gay people that they don't want them to get married and live the life they want to live. Now I am not a believer in god, but the bible says that "god loves...
    Jennaryder Jennaryder 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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    Homophobia is a word used by the gay community

    to destroy people who far say anything critical if they lifestyle. It's almost the same as being called a "racist" by the black community if you dare say anything critical about the black community. You have every right to do what you want in the privacy of your own bedroom...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    Westboro Baptist Church

    I just finished watching a documentary by Louis Theroux on the Westboro Baptist Church. Its so eye opening and brain numbing to see little children being taught how to hate. My personal opinion of the family is their message, which they say, is coming to them direct from God is...
    pinkpanther26 pinkpanther26 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    UNDERSTANDING CAME TO ME - I never understood

    homophobes, racists, religious fundamentalists, etcetera… who make such a big deal of other people being different, even though those don't hurt anyone with their differences. Lately however, I have come to a bit of understanding. I have always been morbidly fascinated with...
    Quantumphysica Quantumphysica 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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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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    Doesn't Make Sense

    I guess I don't recognize why people would take so much of their energy and put it towards hating something that will never effect them in their lives.  I don't get why they have to go out of their way to make others uncomfortable.  I don't understand why people want to...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 2 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    I despise the idea that someone would

    disenfranchise and belittle an entire group of people over misguided and irrational hatred disguised as an opinion.
    MundiPace MundiPace 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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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 3 Responses May 8, 2013

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    Saudi Lesbian Couple Looking For Gay Moc's

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    lesbiancouple lesbiancouple 18-21, F Sep 11, 2013

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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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    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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    I Do

      Just like any other intolerant people, they're either ignorant, closed minded, or have beliefs which that lifestyle conflicts with. Not to say they are right, quite the opposite, but eventually society will help these kinds of people understand that some people can live...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 8, 2007

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    Homophobia. Hope And Betting On Goodness.

    This morning I received a private message from someone telling me that she wanted to add me to her circle but she noticed I was a lesbian so she didn't in the end. I asked her why? And she said she disapproves of the choice to be a lesbian and that people should control their...
    autumnsparrow autumnsparrow 18-21, F 2 Responses May 6, 2013

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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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    What's Not To Get?

    Some people are gay, bisexual, and "straight" as people call it. But what I don't get about homophobics is it seems like they love to pick on the people that aren't the same as them. The way I see it is, you fall in love with whoever you want and no one should have the right to...
    Nuggeten15 Nuggeten15 13-15, F 1 Response May 9, 2013

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    No Homo? Please, You Have Insecure Written All Over Your Head.

    When guys says, "No Homo." I always ask if they are unsure of their sexuality. They always give me this blank stare that reads, Umm.. **** no or Do I look gay to you. I always laugh & reply, if you have to constantly say, No Homo, you must have some insecurities toward yourself...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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