Your Childhood Best Friend Grows Up Straight and Conservative, and You are Gay and Liberal

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    Sep 06, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    Anyone else reconnect with your childhood best friends after years and years and via their Facebook profiles you find out they turned out exact opposite of you, and may even be homophobic?
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    Sep 06, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    Some of my best friend friends are very conservative. My #1 best friend is a bible thumper.

    None are biphobic I don't think. Or at least they have been tolerant if not supportive. *shrug*
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    Sep 06, 2011 8:28 PM GMT
    I had a friend from school who I only really got to know properly at the very end of high school/early uni years. After a while it became clear that he was quite ignorant and bigoted. It seemed quite forced though- a facade. A shame as he was otherwise, so I had thought, a seemingly good hearted guy.

    I called him out on it several times but he isn't really a person open to reasoned arguments, more so hyper conservative sound-bites and empty crude rhetoric. I think he was trying to emulate the working class macho men stereotype he grew up in/saw around him and so clearly idolised.

    It became tedious trying to still like and enjoy hanging out with somebody as stunted and willfully self-limiting.

    We are no longer friends.