Homophobia is very close to my heart
as my daughters closest friend is a lesbian. She is now 24 and she has been a target for cruel jibes as long as I have known her.
Thankfully she has a very close family and strong circle of friends,
She can't fight back to these people or else she'd be angry pretty much 24/7.
She is a considerate member of the human race, who pays her tax and doesn't show affection to her partner in public due to fear of reprisals.
If we ignore all what is sprouted about homosexuals then we are effectively agreeing to what is written, especially coming from a group of people who have been ostracised due to ahobby we all enjoy, I know I have been. Imagine that scenario on a day to day basis? At least we are able to ut the bike away and change our clothes.
And just to add my views even further on a similar subject, I know a transsexual (male to female) and I wouldn't want to go through what she has been through it has been purgatory.
She had no choice about it she knew she was wired wrong as she so eloquently puts it.Just trying to get accepted into employment is pretty much impossible, although she does have a job. What Job?? The same job she had when she was a man, she tests MOT testers.
She went to work one day and said I'm sorry but I can't live like this anymore, tomorrow I will be dressed appropriately for the job but it will be in a female uniform.
She transformed completely and although accepted now with her colleagues it took many years for the damaging remarks to dry up.
So when all these remarks are flying about behind keyboards, there maybe some of us typing our comments etc who are homosexual/black/indian or whatever minority group, and as we don't know each other personally we could of offended a potentially good poster
The thing is what purpose does it serve by doing it? Does it make you look rufty tufty or make you feel more masculine because it doesn't. If anything it does the opposite.
Like I said some do protest too much