Late yesterday I or, rather, this Web site, received my/our first homophobic slur.
Not such a big deal, really. Could be a lot worse, of course. In the UK and throughout the world people, including gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people, are routinely insulted, assaulted and killed for who they are.
Of course, the comment was sent it anonymously. The sender doesn’t even have the courage of their convictions to identify who they are. This is usually the case in such matters.
I approve comments submitted to this Web site before they appear. No doubt the sender was excited with the anticipation that it would harm me in some way. Well, it doesn’t. And I reject your comment. Instead, I’m writing to draw even more attention to it as a futile gesture on your part.
Besides you make feel mighty real to be even more proud of who I am. So much so that it’s time for Sylvester …..
3 comments on “My First Homophobic Slur!”
Glad you published the childish comment, it shows up bigots for what they are. It was clearly sent by a someone lacking the courage to back up their insults. Personally, what I couldn’t care less what a persons sexuality is. For the simple reason, it’s none of my business. How anyone can be offended by what two consenting adults get up to behind closed doors is beyond my comprehension. The person who left this comment is probably suppressing some hidden desires, which is why he/she feels angry enough to post such drivel.
What a cowardly comment– and a perfect response.This song shall be the soundtrack to my day…. I love Sylvester! <3
Many thanks, Craig and Allyson, for your supportive comments. Truly appreciated!