Those vaguely offensive statements that are deeply bigoted the more carefully you look at them. When you point this out however, ‘you’re being too sensitive’ and ‘need to calm down… I’m not a homophobe or anything’
I don’t understand why you date girls, you’re pretty enough to get a guy.
I’m not homophobic, I just don’t think it’s normal/natural.
She’s only a lesbian because guys don’t look at her twice.
I’d be so ashamed if I brought up a gay kid.
All these are statements I’ve heard directly from the mouths of so called friends. Friends I no longer associate with obviously.
Pretty enough to get a guy? Well yeah thanks for pointing that out mate, I was under the impression that a lowly girl was the best I could do, thanks! You think my sexuality is a choice? I didn’t choose to be attracted to women, much in the same way that I didn’t choose my fucking eye colour.
Not natural? Over 400 species of mammals engage in homosexual conduct. Not natural? So I suppose what, the aliens are forcing us to do it? It’s a lot more normal than breast implants, nuclear power and fucking men walking on the moon and I don’t see you arguing with that, prick. And normal?? You define what exactly normal is specifically and get back to me on that. I won’t hold my breath, you’ll be a while.
Guys don’t look at her twice? This falls into a similar category as the first statement. As if, homosexuality is a last ditch attempt to avoid loneliness. Assuming that, could I manage to ensnare a man, I’d never look back. Right.
Ashamed to bring up a gay child? Hardly have words for this all out nastiness. And then having the cheek to claim they’re in fact, still not a bigot. With books like the following still being printed, I do wonder what sort of world we’re living in. Equality is deeply important to me. I do recognise that we have come a long way in the past 50 years. But we still have a long way to go.
All my love and rage, Mandy xx.