Anonymous asked: “Hey, I was wondering if you, or your followers, have any tips on how to deal with homophobia from the people in your life? I'm surrounded by extremely homophobic people and I wondered if anyone has any tips as to how not to go into a full blown panic in public, every time someone makes comments or acts in an aggressive way. Thanks a lot.”
If those people are your friends, you can actually try to talk to them and see what lies behind their homophobia. I have myself clarified many of the things that they did not know correctly and then figured out they were not homophobic themselves but taught to be so, and neither they did anything themselves to really understand it nor anyone else had confronted them on the issue. You can also consult local LGBTQ* organizations and get ideas from people around you and how they react/behave when they encounter such behaviour. And also remember that some people are just stubborn and will probably ignore whatever you have to say, so this is also possible to face with, too where in that case, there is not much to be done.
Hope this helps.
P.S. Folks, feel free to reply to this post and share your ideas.
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