Aug 16, 2009 3:44 AM GMT
Ok so I was talking with a friend the other day and we got into the topic of gay pride. I told him that's not my scene and I generally don't like the idea of overly flamboyant guys and drag queens (I don't know why...but I sort of get wierded out by that) make me uncomfortable. He told me that I was "one of those gay guys that have internalized homophobia". I couldn't understand why. I'm all for gay equality and gender identity (and I'm not a republican lol) but I just think that those "overtly" gay events aren't for me. I'd honestly rather go to a concerts or hit some pool with friends. When I told my mom this (we have an awesome relationship and we can talk about anything...anything) she told me "well...it sounds to me like he's partially right. It doesn't mean you should totally embrace it, but you should be a little more tolerant to the idea". So I'm wondering, is not being too much into the gay scene, not feeling like you are meant to be in the whole gay scene (not community..there's a difference) and just feeling as if you don't HAVE to like EVERYTHING gay makes you homophobic..or at least internalized homophobic?