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"Ew!" you will yell and wrinkle your nose every time you see a gay person. You will look at me like you expect me to agree with you. I don't.
"There is nothing wrong with gay people. They're just like you and me. You're so homophobic," I say to you. I hate that you are like this. I know you are my best friend but if you know if you say things like that, I feel embarrassed to be seen with you.
"I'm not homophobic. I just find gay people disgusting! " You say coldly.
"Thinking that they are disgusting is homophobic."
"So what if I AM homophobic? Why does it matter if I AM?" you question me.
I shrug my shoulders. I know that if I say something wrong, you will get mad at me and yell. I've put up with a lot from you, but not this time.

"Exactly. Why do you even care anyways? The things that I say don't apply to you anyways, do they?" You look at me strangely.
I care because it's hurtful. Not to me, but to other people. Some of my friends happen to be gay. They cheer me up and make me laugh like GOOD friends should do. They don't say I'm an idiot just because I have opinions that they don't necessarily agree with.

Too often, we hear on the news that a person has committed suicide. Many of those people are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. They are bullied for who they like or what gender they are. Bullied… by people like you. You can think that gay people are disgusting (which they aren't) if you want to, but you don't have to say things out loud against them. Think of how they must feel…

"No. I'm not gay so they don't apply to me, but still, I don't think it's okay for you to call them disgusting and point at them and say there is something wrong with them."
"Whatever. I'm not changing my opinions for you."
I look down and mess with my necklace. I guess I lost the argument.

I know that I can't really change you. You are close-minded. A bigot. A homophobe. But the next time you wrinkle your little nose at them, or say "You stupid fag", or say "That's so gay" like it's a bad thing to be gay, just think of how you are making other people feel.


I need new friends.
Just a rant.

Yes, this ACTUALLY happened today.

I'm not gay or bi or transgendered or anything, but I just don't like Lauren's attitude. Even if you don't agree with being gay, you don't have to point at them and make it completely obvious that you hate them. It's rude and really offensive to them.

If you don't like a group of people (for whatever reason,) first you should probably try to educate yourself so that you can understand them and (whatever it is about them that you don't like.) If you aren't going to do that, at the very least, just keep your opinions to yourself because one of these days someone is going to get mad who will actually fight you or something.. and that's not good...

I support gay rights, marriage, people. All of that. I don't think that there is anything wrong with LGBT people.

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ALSO, don't mind my grammar and punctuation in this, please. I typed this quickly because I was irritated.
I also had it in paragraphs and stuff. Once I uploaded the text, it ruined all of the spacing and organizing that I did on MS word... :(

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UPDATE : [May 22, 2011]
Thanks for all of the support guys. (:
I never expected this many people to view/fave/comment on it.
So thanks so much for making this "popular."
For people who haven't commented, feel free to. I enjoy feedback. (:
Again, thanks SOOO much. Love you guys. :heart: :star: :hug:
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Edit again: I tried to fix this up a bit... Didn't work very well..
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Brisingr-Arget Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A fun fact for those who use the religious excuse to gang up on homosexuals: The Church condemns those who would humiliate and poke fun at homosexuals. They don't support homosexuality but they recognize that homosexuals are, ultimately, still people and should still be treated with the respect all people should be given.

That's my two cents.
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Urasiade Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
My best friend is also Bi, and she is a sister from another mister to me.
I hate people how bash her.
We try to hold our heads high and ignore it.
But when it continues, I lecture them.
Not
"Your so rude omg"
but I give facts, evidence, and reasoning.
I have actually made some people stop and hold their tongue, and even one change his views.
I feel like I did something good
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CoconuttyFlavoredLOL Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I will be your friend.
It is not because I like yaoi or shounen-ai, nor it is because I'm perverted.
I will be your friend because I admire how you stood up for your own opinion and didn't back down even if your reputation was hanging by a threat.
I want to be like you.
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
:o Thank you :D
(Sorry for late reply) ;;;
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Darknessofthesun Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are awsome. eventhough i have no idea who you are i feel supported :) thanks
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Thank you <3
(Sorry for really late reply) ;o;
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Dark-Pangolin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm proud of you for standing up for what you believe in C:
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thank you~ <3
xoxo
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Dark-Pangolin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep doing it. :iconthumbsupplz:
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BloodysociopathKat Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
*Hugs* i do not care if ur gay ur still my firend to the END!!! <3
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
<3 Same here.
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Tinkster95 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FAVED.
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Thank you. xoxo (:
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Tinkster95 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome!
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EmObunnygurl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this! I just read your second one and I cry to this one also! I hate homphobes, everyone in my family says the same thing as I do. I guess I'm lucky to be in a family that doesn't care what I am or my brother is or my friends are or really anything like that.

God bless you all! I don't care what or who you are, God loves you(or whichever God or Goddess you choose to worship! ) ^-^
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thank you~
xoxo <3
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kathlien Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
a sad truth we must all face. That many people are like this and cannot accept anyone who is different. I myself have two uncles in my family who are gay and i find them to be quite fun to be around with. I personally do not see two of the same gender relationships as gay or lesbian but, as pure and simple Love. That's all that really comes down to it. If you love someone and that love is true and pure, then who'se to say you can't be with that person? Love is love, plain and simple.
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Thanks for the comment! <33
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0DravenElric0 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Be mah friend.
Anyway, I found this thing on a fanfiction profile.

') Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, liposuction and air conditioning.

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that
hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy
behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has
legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed
at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites,
and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were
allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun
marriage would be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay
couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to
marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs
more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight
parents only raise straight children.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like
ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country.
That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model
at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents
to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could
never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to
cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans...'

I brought this up to my homophobic uncle and he had absoulutely NOTHING to say. :)
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Lol, I'll be your friend.

Reading that makes me smile every time. :)
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Datalover101 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awww this makes me sad. I wish people would understand that they are hurting people. It makes me so mad to. My parents are homophobes ( or at least my dad is) and I get so tired of hearing them say such inhumane things about people in love. I pray that someday people will finally understand what they are doing.
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
My grandma used to be a little homophobic, but I think she is okay with gay people now. I guess it just takes people a while to understand and get used to things. Thanks for the comment!
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Datalover101 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah I hope my parents will get over it, and your welcome :)
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Ghost13Writer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
how cruel!!!it makes me so mad that people find homosexuality a bad thing let alone disgusting.

but i'm not one alright, it's just VERY natural to encounter people like them. Tao bitaw na sila dili mga alien! (Their just people not aliens!) LOVE isn't limited to 2 opposite only.

IT APPLIES TO ALL GENDERS

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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Thanks for your comment!

It upsets me as well when people think that they are demons or crazy non-humans just because they like persons of the same gender.
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Ghost13Writer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Yeah and what's with limitations?
Their not demons there just like us who prefer cola over cherry or cake over icecream(although i can't any of the two since i like'em both..)

Thanks for the inspiring letter!
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RiNaRaVeNsHaDoW Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
I can tell you had a lot on your mind when you wrote this. I know people like that...some of my friends or former friends sometimes make fun of LGBT's. I hear it all the time in the halls at school. people may say they are kidding, but IT"S STILL HURTFUL! I want to believe people will change their ways, but honestly I don't think it will happen...
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks for the comment! :)

Yeah, I'm not even gay and I find homophobic things hurtful. :(
I really do hope people change their ways.
Besides, you shouldn't hate someone for what gender they choose to have love and have relationships with and stuff.
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RiNaRaVeNsHaDoW Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
People are so superficial. They judge everything. Just because someone is different, they have something to say....
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
I know. :(

If we could all just accept each other, the world would be a much better place.
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RiNaRaVeNsHaDoW Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
It gets me so upset. I shouldn't stress about it, but it can't be ignored. I can't just pretend like it's not out there...
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Hopefully people will change.
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FlyCurly Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
HELL YES. I have a friend like this. She always gets on about how "Being gay is wrong. It says so in the Bible." and I have soooo much trouble with it. Once, I complained about my sister's gay ex-boyfriend, and she was like "oh is he the gay one? No wonder you don't like him" and I was like "I DON'T DISLIKE HIM FOR HIS SEXUALITY. He's just a douche. But hey, not as bad as you. " Still, there are things about my friend that I like. She's funny and smart, but this homophobia thing irritates me. I mean, I'm all for her rights to believe in God, they're just as present as my rights to believe in Love, but when she shoves hate down my throat and accepts no arguments, that's just not okay. I have two bisexual friends, and while I myself am straight, it always hits home when I hear about gay bullying. It just really hurts my feelings. It hurts my feelings to think that humanity is so cold that they turn away from love simply because it's between two like people.

ANYWAY... sorry I ranted myself, I just want you to know I completely empathize with your situation. :glomp:
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks ^_^

The Bible also says that birth control and having sex with a woman on her period is wrong.. If we break those rules no one cares.

Besides, a lot of the rules no longer apply to this time period.
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FlyCurly Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
I know, it's like, SO many parts of the bible aren't congruent with today's society, why should the "homosexuality is a sin" bit still apply!?
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
I know. :(

I don't think that part should still apply.
Several Christian guys interpreted the Bible and proved that it no longer applied. (:
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FlyCurly Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Yes, hearts are changing for the better. But there is resistance from many Christians to accept that love is a part of life. I think as the years go on tolerance will grow surely and slowly. It would be nice to have a figurehead like Harvey Milk again, but people are scared to get up and do it.
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
I'm a Christian and I'm the exact opposite of homophobic.
Idon't see why you should hate someone just because of who they love..

In my opinion, Hatred/hurting people is disgusting.
Gay people = just means who they love = not disgusting

Homophobia = hatred of gay people = Hate = disgusting.

If you can follow that... Lol.

So that means homophobic people are the bad ones.
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FlyCurly Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
I'm agnostic, because I don't go to Church. I didn't mean to group all Christians into the homophobic pool, in fact, I think it's hypocritical to judge someone based on their religion. I love and am fascinated by God. But I think that people use faith as a tool for homophobia, which is really sad and unfair to both gays and God.

Yeah I follow. Homophobic people, or racists or sexists or people who hate God, they're all intolerant and ignorant. Love is the most important always, whether it's loving your beliefs, loving someone of the same gender, loving someone with different skin, or loving women. I just don't get the hate in any of these cases.
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KashiLove Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I honestly can't believe people say things like this,
Homophobia makes me so mad ><
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
I know. :(
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KashiLove Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's good that your supporting your bi friend, :)
When you stick up for her you're sticking up for all of us who get discrminated against for being gay. So thankyou :D
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
You're welcome. :)
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KashiLove Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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chronocrossfanboy Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
What about the people that say "That's so retarded"? It annoys me more, personally. At least gays can call people out when they use gay as an insult. But what about the mentally impaired people?
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
I haven't heard anyone say that's so retarded for a long time. Everyone who used to say "that's so retarded" has moved on to saying "that's so gay."
Either way, it's still offensive.
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Cinders-chan Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
>I

I hate homophobic people. I also don't like how most of America is so...homophobe. To protest it me and my friends took part in the day of silence. It was fun, in a way, when teachers called on us we just wrote a sign saying, " Day of silence for LGBT's."

Also, America really needs to step up in their actions against homophobes :I Like, even Singapore has a huge rally thing going on [link] . It really touched me. QAQ

Also, tell your friend to stfu. <.< Or, you can tell her to read up on it and realize that we're normal people too. Some good books on the subject ( Fiction) Are, Luna ( with a luna moth on the cover) and I am J.

Both very touching stories.
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Rissa-Lynn-Kole Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
I participated in Day of Silence also. The day before it I told her that I couldn't talk the next day and after explaining to her why, she said "Oh, well I'll make sure to talk a lot more tomorrow."

Thanks for the video link. (:
That video was very touching. ^_^
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zarhx Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Let's choose an original topic next time. This is an issue that's already solving itself and, frankly, people standing up for gay rights is old news.
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