MCB_ saidMy best friend is an ex-homophobe.
He was my random freshman year roommate in college. We hit it off famously from the second we met. I came out to him about a month after meeting him, after a lot of angst and worry. He's extremely straight: Puerto Rican, devout Catholic, huge sports fan, the whole nine yards. After I told him, he just smiled and we talked about it. It wasn't even weird.
I asked him a short while after that "what would you have done had you known beforehand that you'd have a gay roommate?" His response: "Probably request a room change." I looked at him, rolled my eyes and said "see how stupid that is? We wouldn't be friends."
Now, I tell him about my dating life and he knows everything about me. He always encourages me to come to him for advice, and I have taken him up on it many times.
His entire view of gay people completely changed because of one person's coming out to him. Also, I introduced him to the love of his life, a sweet girl from my high school, whom he has been with for two years now.
your story is very special. Hahahah in my case, he last time told me that he would trust me if I got him a girlfriend because he told me because I am gay and it is expected to me to hang with cute girls. ( I was going to reply him, but he was just kidding; I hang with girls, but mostly I hang with boys). Even after graduating from college, he told me that if we got jobs at the same place, we could be roomates. Maybe I didn't change his vision about gay people, but maybe at time he will.
Remeber, you have to feel ready, but don't take too much time because you may cause misunderstandings. People don't understands us, because they have an image of us as gays, but after all, we are humans. I don't support gay movements because of gay benefits, we should fight for our human rights.