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i am gay and i m feeling very uncomfortable with straight ones... because they literally say many offensive things to them?

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Last Updated: 10/01/2019 at 11:43pm
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October 1st, 2019 11:43pm
I know it's hard to deal with close-minded people, but luckily there are many stright people who are supportive of LGBT people because they understand there's nothing wrong with any identity! As it always happen, the intolerant people are more easily spotted than the inclusive ones, but just because they make a lot of noise it doesn't mean there's nothing but their intolerance in this world. You can surround yourself with LGBT people if it makes you feel safer, but I hope that with time you can see that there are also many inclusive strights. It's not the orientation that defines us, it's our ideas. Feel free to openly express yourself, anyone who won't judge you for it will be worthy of your respect, regardless of their orientation.
December 20th, 2017 7:09pm
If I'm reading this correctly, you're saying that you are gay and are uncomfortable around straight people because they make offensive remarks on a regular basis? I'm sorry you've had this experience and I can't say I blame you for being uncomfortable. Who you spend time with is definitely your decision, but if you find yourself in a situation where someone says something offensive, perhaps you could also use it as a teaching moment if you feel comfortable with that and thing they'd listen to what you'd have to say? That may not be a viable option and it may very well be better for you to just remove yourself from the hate, but I hope you find a comfortable place to be!