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.