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To be honest...it's been my personal experience that guys get it WAY worse than ladies do, and I don't know why. I mean, neither side should be getting picked on at all, but when it happens...it's like the idea of two men or two boys kissing just seems to freak homophobes out. Or even if they're not homophobic...there still seems to be this unnatural aversion to the idea.
One of my cousins...she has two kids and played straight for almost her whole life...and then one night she just showed up to dinner with a 'girlfriend'. Now, my family is not as gay friendly as I'd like them to be, but nobody gave her any grief for it. They barely said a word. Something tells me that if I were to pop up with a boyfriend in front of my family it would be an entirely different scenario. In fact, I'm sure some of them would bite their tongue, but they'd probably get uncomfortable and leave early. And that's exactly why I don't tell them.
I also have an aunt who's m2f trans, and she barely feels welcome at all. She stops by to say hello or maybe grab a plate of food, and everybody is nice to her, but it's still not the same. You know? Even growing up, being called a 'fag' was considered the worst thing ever. I've been accused of being gay for not watching the football game on Sunday. What? WHY??? And who cares? I keep trying to figure it out, but there doesn't seem to be any logical reason for it to be that way.
Of course, being a lesbian comes with its own set of challenges and hardships...but whenever it comes to schools, or politics, or sports, or religion...why is it always the boys that bear the brunt of the attack all the time? You can just listen to them and tell who they're talking about. When it's two girls...people picture kissing and lace and silk sheets. When it's two boys? They frown up and think of something more akin to a prison RAPE scene or something. That hardly seems fair to me.
Who taught us to think this way? Who taught us that it was our business to think about it at all?
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