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Unread postPosted: 10th February, 2012, 8:44 pm 
Joined: 23rd September, 2011, 5:04 pm
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I have made a kinda simular thread but this is different.But has your coming out changed any1s perception of lgbt's,like stereotype's or homophobia in general.I have homophobic mates and was just wondering if any of you had changed any1s minds.

Unread postPosted: 10th February, 2012, 10:01 pm 
Joined: 9th February, 2012, 1:33 am
Posts: 84
Location: SC, USA
My parents were liberal Democrats until I came out to them. Now they aren't. Does that count?

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Unread postPosted: 10th February, 2012, 10:06 pm 
Professor of Twink Studies, UCLA
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Mmm. LGBT sandwich. :unf:

Unread postPosted: 10th February, 2012, 10:20 pm 
Maximus Decimus Meridius
Joined: 6th March, 2011, 5:37 am
Posts: 5667
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Country: New Zealand (nz)
Yes, a lot of my friends from uni got over their own prejudice and many now stand up for gays because of our mateship.

Unread postPosted: 10th February, 2012, 10:42 pm 
Sculptured Bust
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If family are forced to put up with you, then their views will probably change. Friends will probably just abandon you. Oh well, you're better off without them anyway.

Unread postPosted: 10th February, 2012, 10:45 pm 
Scrooge McDour
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Location: New Mexico
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My opinion of LGBT people tends to go down when I learn someone is gay.

Unread postPosted: 10th February, 2012, 10:52 pm 
Gaping Orifice
Joined: 20th January, 2011, 11:15 pm
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Location: Texas
Country: United States (us)
It can. I came out to one of my (I thought) hugely homophobic friends who once said "Let's go fag bashing. I'll bring the baseball bats." He asked me a bunch of questions, but ultimately ended up being totally cool with it and he still invites me to sleep over at his house and whatnot.

Unread postPosted: 11th February, 2012, 12:34 am 
Joined: 14th October, 2011, 10:19 pm
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Location: Earth
I'm not really out to anyone I know, so I don't know personally. But this reminds me of the television film, based on a true story, Prayers for Bobby. Such a great film!

Unread postPosted: 11th February, 2012, 3:01 am 
Joined: 29th January, 2011, 5:48 am
Posts: 150
Location: London, UK
My flatmates being catholics, they used to think that being gay was a choice and all that. Not in a nasty way tho, just kind of assumed that was how it worked. I promptly put the record straight :english:

I guess my point is that I learned that a lot of people out there don't necessarily hate lgbt ppl or anything, they just don't really know much about us. So let's let them know ppl!

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