Because as much as it is accepted, it is still ridiculed and made fun of in the media as well as the older generations are less accepting. Yes movies you will see gays, or lesbians but there are many movies, tvshows, where jokes are made. Even something as small as the scene in the movie 'Diary of a Whimpy Kid' where the main character and his friend dress the same and they are made fun of being called "gay" or rather the "sitting in a tree k-i-s-s-i-n-g". And then you have other tv. shows where a lot of jokes are about sexuality.
well it is never going to be as accepted as some people want it to be, because it won't ever be like that because people mostly go with the majority point of view. seeing some who is homosexual is an "outcast" from everyone else since the number of heterosexual out number homosexuals by a large margin. tho in the future it won't be as criticized i don't think, but it will never be looked on as heterosexual since the heterosexual is the "norm." if that makes any sense lol.
13 is the time when most people start to develope stronger feelings so he isn't too young to decide and if he is gay then tell him to stand tall and dont let anyone put him down. Most of all e supportive. And in terms of the new generation I think it's the parents that tell kids what to think and so unless they r mature and really think about it or if the figure out they r gay or bi ideas won't change because the parents are telling kids what they believe
Hm. How old is he? Maybe he's not really old enough to even be thinking about this. Maybe its just around your area? Where are you from? I know some places in the US are kinda agenst it. I'm in Canada, (The Vegus for gays! xD) Haha, I think maybe canada is a tad more accepting, I know that sounds horrible. and I'm sorry. Also, I'm sorry hes getting bullied. Make sure he stands up for himself, and let them know its HIS choice.
Well being gay or bi in this generation thats the Y2K-2011 babies its just more accepted by this current generation because it grows on you. But for me and those who lived the 90s when being gay was just wrong and you knew it. Now its kinda just there but no one wants to make a big deal about it. Me personally to each his own. but my door dosent swing both ways and it aint changing just the way it is
I think the word "homophobe" is becoming a moot term, especially on the youger generation. Homosexuality has become so over celebrated and dilluted by mass media that frankly I think even Homosexuals are tired of it. Maybe eventually we can ease back into a culture which humans are more defined by actions instead of there sexual preference.
I see a lot of people who don't care then there are a lot of people who like them and of course people won't like them but they just don't know the person I have a large gay friend who is very nice and compliments me in a non attracted to me sort of way and it's respectful. I see them as just people slowly becoming accepted more every day
People didn't hate so much. Actually I thought it would be interesting to come out as gay or bi and see if my friends would actually stand by me cuz if they dot than I think it will take quite a few more generations for homosexually to be wildly excepted cuz I live in a really liberal area so yeah just my thoughts.
yh hes only 13 and hes soo upset iv known hes been like that longer but it might just be an age everyone found out that he fancied this dude :| im in england so alota ppl are uptighta bout it :\no one even talks to him, im starting to think the other ppls parents are influencing the bullying and stuff
This is my observation as well. When and where I went to high school even the suspicion that you were gay meant daily beatings. Every gay had to stay in the closet and do everything they could to avoid suspicion.
I think about things like this when people wax nostalgic about the "good old days."
no i mean liek ppl who are older are soo much more matture about it but my lil cousin came out a few weeks ago and all they could say to him was that it was wrong???? how do they even know at that age?? its really bad :| he gets bullied and no one is tolerant
I think our genoration is better? I mean think about it. Tv show jokes are written by adults. Religion is run by adults. and we are raised by adults. My parents, while I'm sad to say it, are not accepting of gays.Nor are my aunts, or grandparents, ex.
Maybe fear of ridicule by their peers for accepting Gays. Peer pressure is still a very big Issue out here. Maybe they feel if they accept Gays that people would start thinking they are Gay too. Maybe it's religion, culture and how they were raised.
I agree, my generation is probably the most of the coming out generation. I myself along with 80% of everyone i know is bisexual. When I was in highschool we did Day of Slience, I am assuming they never had anything like that before.
yh i mean it was an accident comeing out however its really effected him, also your right i said to him i dont think he should put a label on himself just yet, cos he doesnt know yet its al part of growing uo
Yeah, Like everyone in my school makes their gay jokes, I'll admit it, I have too. But when you meet someone and find out their gay its like "Awesome. Whatever makes you happy man."
I think it's the other way around. Peoples' religions also tell them that homophobic relationships are sins and wrong. If not that, some people just think it's wrong period.
Hmm, well hes my age. I think he should've waited to come out, like in 3 years he might deside hes not even gay, he might be bisexual. tell him to hang in there !
I think the younger generation is far less homophobic than the generations before it....tolerance is growing, but you can't expect it to change overnight
no it really isnt :| my lil cousin is getting bullied about it :| when i came out in school no one really made a fuss
I don't have a problem with gay people unless they're trying to hit on me lol, unles it's a girl of course.
The religion arguement is BS in term of Christianity so anyone that tries to argue that way is dumb
because the opposite gender can please me, not guys haha, and most people will agree with that
I agree with Colleen but also to note that the younger generation is more aware
You should get him to get his school to do 'Day of slience'.
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