Aren’t we trying to get straight people to accept us, not continue to hate us but worry about opening their gob for fear of being sent to prison?

Please make sure if you read this, you read the last paragraph. It explains that this is not directed at individuals, but at a specific topic recently highlighted in the news.

The most common type of homophobia today is uneducated people, who see us as an easy target to hurl some abuse at. How many times have us gays verbally abused someone because they’re overweight? How many times have we called someone a tramp because of how they dress where they live? AND ALSO, how many times have we verbally abused a gay lad because he was super camp? Surely the latter makes you just as homophobic?

I am all for fighting for our rights, and I respect the people who have worked very hard to make living as a homosexual as easy as it is today. Recent events in the news annoy me and not for the same reason most of you are annoyed. I am annoyed because some members of the public want a guy sent to prison for being mouthy in public. I agree justice should be served when an offence is committed, like physical abuse or life-threatening bullying; but all he was doing is taking the piss out of someone for being a poof!

We want to be equal, correct? We want straight people to accept us and not think we are annoying drama queens right? THEN STOP GIVING THEM REASON TO HATE US! When a guy calls me a queer, I laugh at them and sometimes offer them more time to think of a better insult. Do you think a straight person would even consider sending a gay to prison for heterophobic abuse? I refer to them as breeders all the time, not once has a heterosexual been offended.

I always remember my mum telling me, if you show that it gets to you when people wind you up; they are going to continue doing it. People should all take a leaf out of her book and brush off pathetic verbal abuse!

Next time you receive homophobic abuse, just walk on as all that was said was a cheap immature shot to get to you.

Surely we can’t justify convicting someone for a type of verbal abuse, when nearly all of us judge and take the piss out of others for reasons equally offensive to them.

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HYPOCRISY

Noun: The practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behaviour does not conform; pretence.

I just want to say that this is no way targeted at the two lads involved in the recent event, one of whom I know more than the other and know he is a very nice, caring guy; I know they weren’t expecting this to be such a viral cause.

 

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