Respond To Homophobia

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Summary: How do you respond to homophobic abuse by others without coming off as a total douche? A list of scenarios and responses would be nice. == . . .

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< * What about when a male coworker is asking about the muff diving you do around the water cooler? This is just male comraderie. No need to make the environment more hostile for the next guy. Gay people take up 10% of the population, but a lot of people don't realize one in ten of their friends might be a fruit. Public pronouncements about being gay aren't necessarily a good idea.

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> * What about when a male coworker is asking about the muff diving you do around the water cooler? This is just male comraderie. No need to make the environment more hostile for the next gay guy who works there. Gay people take up 10% of the population, but a lot of people don't realize one in ten of their friends might be a fruit. Public pronouncements about being gay aren't necessarily a good idea.


How do you respond to homophobic abuse by others without coming off as a total douche? A list of scenarios and responses would be nice.

Someone Assumes You're Straight

Someone Calls You a Fag

Obviously, not if they're trying to pick a fight. The idea is to diffuse the situation, not to make it come to blows. I'm sure you'll get some street cred over at the gay bars, but in real life you might want to consider choosing your battles.

You get clubbed in the head