Homophobic Encounters

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    Feb 23, 2008 1:15 PM GMT
    So have you had experiences with homophobes before and what did you do? Share! And hopefully you beat the crap outa them. Heh.

    I've had some crazy encounters online, but not in real life (since I'm still closeted). YouTube is filled with these assholes. Hey can I drop the name of a homophobic little high school shithead who once flamed me for admitting I was gay online? Jason Sandy. LOL Put him on the gay mafia hitlist.

    http://hs.facebook.com/s.php?k=100000080&id=555753732

    And a gurl:

    http://ucsb.facebook.com/s.php?k=100000080&id=3615623

    It happened last year, November, and I'm still steaming LOL. Please kill them.

    (I could post the conversation if anyone wants to read it!)

    P.S. I just had an exchange of emails with a woman who posted something distinctly homophobic on YouTube, and by the end of the exchanges, she's changed her mind. Hooray for me! LOL. I did my part for advancing acceptance. What did you do today? ;)

    P.P.S. I am learning more and more to just control my anger when I meet these people. Heh. It's not good for my health.
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    Feb 23, 2008 3:38 PM GMT
    I have been very lucky, not too many bad encounters. One year though on the Friday before Pride day, I was working the gay counselling and information phone line in Toronto (I think it was 1992). I got a call from a fundamentalist Christian who said we were sick perverts and we were all going to hell. I told him he did not sound very Christian to me and hung up!icon_mad.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 23, 2008 4:16 PM GMT
    Actually no direct issues with homophobia, but I am aware of one event with a friend who had lost his parents and the alcholic brother used the friends sexual orientation against him in saying that he shouldn't receive any family property since he's gay..
    (There is only the 2 of them) and of course the alcholic would receive everything.

    It didn't work and my friend received his fair share.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 23, 2008 5:23 PM GMT
    I have not encountered any homophobia because I keep my sexual orientation to myself. Why advertise and make a potential nuisance of yourself. At the same token, when are these narrow-minded homophobes going to give it up admit that they are wrong and then just leave us alone. I am sick and damned tired of hearing that same old song and dance that we are damned and going to hell and that we are vile sinners. What a baseless crock of shit.
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    Feb 23, 2008 8:24 PM GMT
    I've had problems with phobies there a pain in the arse, I've been beaten up a few times and now I do the beating hehehe

    Once i learnt to protect my self it became a none issue, people stopped trying to beat me up and on those rare occasions now when someone does say something its usually from a very safe distance (I look far to scary apparently)
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    Feb 23, 2008 8:52 PM GMT
    I had an incredibly homophobic Irish Catholic boss, who fired me for being gay (in Silicon Valley, of all places). I've been out at the workplace for years, and he made it quite clear he disliked homosexuals and didn't want one as part of his management team.

    By the time we were ready to present a case, I had already gotten a new job, and decided the hassle wasn't worth it. I did write a letter to the company's HR director, so hopefully some action would be taken.
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    Feb 23, 2008 9:21 PM GMT

    Oh LatinMuscleSF - how I wished you would have continued your fight . . . what he did was illegal in the State of California. And, the mere fact of your locale (Bay Area) - you would have pulverized him.

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    Feb 23, 2008 10:19 PM GMT
    I had an encounter with a nun who was a friend of my friend Lisa. Lisa said, "This is Jeff, I've spoken of him to you." The nun, whose hand was extended already to shake mine, hastily withdrew it, pursed her lips, and stared frostily at both Lisa and me. This was in a restaurant, so I just turned and left.

    Later I asked Lisa what the hell that was all about. She told me the nun was afraid of catching AIDS.

    Gotta love the Church.
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    Feb 23, 2008 10:55 PM GMT
    B787 said
    Oh LatinMuscleSF - how I wished you would have continued your fight . . . what he did was illegal in the State of California. And, the mere fact of your locale (Bay Area) - you would have pulverized him.



    I was conflicted on whether or not to proceed. They might've settled, or we might have gone to trial. After getting my new job (which paid more), I decided to just drop it. i think he was let go a couple of years anyway, so karma got him.
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    Feb 24, 2008 1:21 AM GMT
    iv been bashed five times iv been stabed in the kidney but luckely it wasent removed iv been clubed kicked punched and bit now iv broken 7 noses ten ribs one arm
    given countles black eys oh and iv broke five fingures
    i fight back lol
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    Feb 24, 2008 3:59 AM GMT
    arter saidiv been bashed five times iv been stabed in the kidney but luckely it wasent removed iv been clubed kicked punched and bit now iv broken 7 noses ten ribs one arm
    given countles black eys oh and iv broke five fingures
    i fight back lol


    Remind me not to go to Tulsa, yikes!