I feel your pain - it’s sad to see that while other forms of discrimination have been pushed back substantially and are regularly challenged here, homophobic comments still seem to be seen as acceptable.
Well, we shouldn’t forget that we have many young men here who often feel the need to assert their masculine gender role they perceive to be expected to play. And of course we’ve got some older gents here who still carry the bad old days’ misconceptions regarding homosexuality.
In the next few pages you’ll most probably will see displays of both, ranging from insecure teenagers proclaiming ‘no homo’ and the ‘catching of the ghey’; the ‘I’m ok as long as the gays don’t push it in my face or hit on me’; to the crazy conspiracy crowd who’ll try to convince you that it’s morally/religiously wrong to be gay, it represents a danger to society as a whole, the ‘gay agenda’ has taken over the media/the APA/science/the planet - and of course that homophobia is not the correct term as of course no one here is afraid of anything - just repulsed. Someone will start posting NARTH, Lyndon LaRouche, and some crazy ex-gay website trying to prove the point and go pretty much against the scientific consensus on the topic, which will lead to a backlash from a number of more liberal posters and little old moi.
In the end, we’ll stand where we were in the beginning: well, perhaps, if we’re lucky, one of the insecure teenage posters will find a way not to base his understanding of manhood on hating/fearing what is just a little bit different. And that may just be worth it. So, I guess, once more on to the breach, dear friends…