YES my uncle he is gay the whole family knows it hes such a Phob it makes me sick when i came out about being bi he opened a lil but hes still very harsh guess its how he deals with it
My dh is homophobic, but only with gay males. Not gay females. It has alot to do with what his biological father did to him when he was younger though.
So in some cases, they are just ignorant, but in other cases there is a reason for the homophobia
I knew a dude in high school that was always like EWWW, f****t! and claimed to be the most right-wing of Republicans, super-anti-gay marriage... And then one day when we were ditching school, told me about him and another guy from our theater class had sex.
I don't see how anyone could be "afraid" of homosexuality. There's so many things to factor into how you feel about why a person might feel a certain way, but personally, I think there's nothing wrong with it, regardless of what anybody's said to me about it.
I think most people who bash gays are probably gay themselves, haha. Seriously who cares if they are gay, It's two adults being together, why does it matter to anyone? It's not hurting them!
Quoting Ravey Candyass:
Quoting Crack Rock Steady Beat:
Honestly, I couldn't care less. My family is always questioning my brothers' sexuality because of his lifestyle. However, they don't ask him, they ask me. As religious as I am, and I don't agree with it for myself, if he was, so what?! It's his lifestyle. I think that my Grandmother who really keeps on asking is terrified of it. It's almost like if she found out he was, then something would change in how she feels about him. I think that's sad, since nothing would be different, just her knowledge.... I think also that it's her religious beliefs that would do that.
i dont think it is an issue with the person who is not homosexual. untill just recently has homosexuality been a taboo in our society. it may even be a religious thing. i believe that homosexuality is wrong, but i cant say i go out of my way to be hateful, but i dont tolerate it in my life.
i think, as with any other thing, your cousin just really has strong feelings toward the immorality of homosexualism, let his opionion be- but maybe suggest to him that you feel it is offensive to be hateful towards others when you are around, ask him to maybe think a bit more positivly. if he is mature enough he will respect your feelings.
Quoting Mrs. Brittany Bader:
Quoting Fierce Mama:
I feel sorry for people who have nothing better to do than worry about others sexual orientation. What a boring life that must be
Quoting luv my babies:
I was raised in a home with two moms, my mom came out as a lesbian when I was 9 or 10. When she told me, I understood to an extent, but I still didn't understand why it was such a big deal. My mom was crying and begging me not to hate her, I'd never seen her cry like that. I was so confused because I didn't get why she was upset. In my eyes, I already knew she was leaving dad, and all she was telling me was that she loved Angela. I didn't see anything weird with in the slightest. I didn't really tell any of my friends or anything, I think mostly due to my lack of understnading of the situation, until 7th grade when I was probably 13 years old. Believe me when the school found out that my mom was gay... I understood why my mom was crying so hard the day she told me. Nobody wanted to talk to me. Nobody would sit with me at lunch. Girls would scoot away from me in the halls and in class because they thought I was a lesbian, like it was contagious or genetic or something, like I "caught" it from my mom. It was probably the worst year of my life, and I didn't tell my mom about any of it because I didn't want her to know how badly people hated her for it. In high school FINALLY people matured a little bit, and I had the greatest friends in the WORLD who loved my moms so much, they would come over and just walk straight in the door and yell, "Mommas!!! Andrew wants to plaaaay!"
People are judgemental from a very young age. I doubt any of those 7th graders had any reason to hate homosexuals, or had any idea what they put me through because of their unreasonable hatred. I think a lot of times people do it because its "cool" or because it makes them "stand out" when they throw out a comment about gays.