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A few years ago, I ran into you in a shoe store.

You asked how I was and I said I was engaged.

You sniffed, looked ANGRY and said "Oh!  I thought you were EXPERIMENTING with the OTHER GENDER."

I stared blankly at you for a minute and then just backed away.

I'm STILL appalled by this interaction.

There are SO MANY things wrong with it, I'm not sure where to begin.

1. I wasn't even openly bisexual in highschool, so I'm not sure why you thought I was a lesbian, other than I helped start the first LGBT support groups at my school.

2. Apparently you think that being gay is a phase anyone in a same sex relationship is "experimenting."

3. Apparently you think that no one in a same sex relationship could ever be committed to their partner.

4. Apparently you think that ONLY straight couples can be engaged.

I understand that you work(ed) in an environment where students did things like go to volunteer park and egg and beat up homosexuals and then were allowed to write full-page newspaper articles about why they were justified in doing so, but that doesn't excuse your behaviour or make you less of a bigot.

I doubt you even remember running into or having this interaction.

I hope the years in between have contained events that somehow made you realize and change your bigotry, but I doubt that too.

I'm just glad that at the last homecoming I went to, the LGBT group was NORMAL and not considered a pile of freaks.  Even if you haven't changed, at least the school seems to be.

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kath_ballantyne
Sep. 27th, 2014 07:10 am (UTC)
People suck. *offers hugs*
deliciouspear
Sep. 27th, 2014 05:18 pm (UTC)
This is one of those weird times, when I'm pretty sure that woman thinks she DOESN'T suck - ya know?

Like, either she's PROUD she hates gay people OR she has no idea she's a cunt.
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