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Charlotte Moore (Cavatica) from Raleigh, North Carolina has created a PSA against homophobia after the Twitter hashtag #ToMyUnbornChild attracted homophobes to publicly announce that they would murder their child if he or she was gay.

#ToMyUnbornChild became a trending topic on Twitter a few weeks ago, and while most people used it to write loving tweets to their future children, some homophobes decided to do just the opposite.

@Homophobes, a Twitter account that retweets homophobes to expose their ignorance, published an article of 100 extremely homophobic tweets, which gained quite a bit of attention around the web.

Charlotte Moore was inspired, and decided to write and direct a PSA using the tweets. The video was produced by Brian Lee and Nick Heim. 

From the video’s description:

I got the idea on a Thursday. By Sunday, we — me, my boyfriend, and whatever friends we could find to help us — had it filmed.

It’s easy to dehumanize hate speech online because we’ve gotten so used to seeing it. We tell ourselves that it’s the product of trolls, of random, anonymous strangers. 

Except they’re not. They’re real people. Many of them will be parents. And some of their children will be gay.

The homophobic tweets, which were compiled using Storify, gaining nearly 300,000 views, 4,000 tweets, and thousands of reblogs and likes from our Tumblr post and another Tumblr user. The post was covered by the Huffington PostThe New Civil Rights MovementQueertyTowleroadBuzzfeed,AmericaBLOG, and several other blogs.

Last weekend, @homophobes also published a satirical guide on how to “rid the gay” from your child.

Screen Shot 2012-04-04 at 2.37.22 PM by $Dan14Lev

Stop Homophobia by Damn-Regrets Against homophobia by littles0cks STOP homophobia by Amnesst :thumb211206495:

 Article crossposted to Tumblr on Equalitopia Blog



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:iconmskm2001:
MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
As much as I disagree with the homosexual lifestyle...I think that killing your child because he or she is gay is just plain wrong and sick.
If my child was gay...I would still love him/her.
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GoblinPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
What does PSA mean? English is not my first language and I wasn't able to find it out by myself on the Internet.
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Public service announcement. Basically, an advertisement to raise awareness about a topic.
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GoblinPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thank you, you're the second one to inform me. There are just too many meanings for 'PSA' in both English and Spanish...
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Tinyfeather Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
public service annoucement.
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:icongoblinprincess:
GoblinPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I see. Thank you, the Internet gave me too many meanings and none of them made too much sense ^^;
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Tinyfeather Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :3
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pachesthedog Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I cried reading those tweets...I just don't understand why they think that way.
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CaptainSunnyFox Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
What assholes these homophobic fucktards all are. Other Christian religions have gay scandals too--just not as well-heard of. But yeah, the religious hatemongers are all pretty bad, on a scale of 1 - 10, they're about an 11. And the ones who preach hate the loudest are usually the ones that are the deepest in the closet--they eventually get caught with their pants around their knees with a 15-year old giving them a blow job at some cheap-ass motel in a bad neighborhood. Hypocrites. Those tweets---I can't even believe they're real. SICK. It's bad enough they feel that way about gays anyway, but to say that about their own kid----shit. Someone needs to put them out of our misery...
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:iconshadow-sterling:
Shadow-Sterling Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
See how much good 1 or 2 people can do!
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KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is just sick. these people don't deserve to become parents. in fact, they should just go to a fucking insane asylum right now to keep them from murdering currently living gay people :X
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NerysGhemor Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
As a Christian, I think it's horrible that anyone would think of hating--even killing--their own child because of sexual orientation. Even saying those words and thinking those thoughts is horrible enough. :(
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faerimagic Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Gah! Sometimes, humanity makes me homophobia-phobic. It's just so saddening to see these disturbing flaws in people despite everything we accomplished.
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:iconthe-laughing-lunatic:
The-Laughing-Lunatic Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome to humanity. Can I stir you up a cup of conflict?
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Warped-Dragonfly Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This is just...sick :( I don't know what to say... No parent should act like this to their child, no matter what!
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Charanty Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I'm homophobe and i think that it's gross.

Yes, i admit that i don't like gay people but i wouldn't kill my child if it happens to be gay or bi.
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Why don't you like gay people?
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I'll try to summarize reasons why i don't like them:
1)They are unsettling. The way the act and the way they talk, in some cases the way they look. All together it gives a slight feeling of that something is not quite right here but at the same time i can't say what's wrong with seemingly normal people. In the best case it's odd, in the worst rather chilling.
2) What's their purpose from evolutionary point of view? That's the question no-one can answer. In the light of this, fact that they are trying to prove that being gay is something normal looks much like an attempt of a schizophrenic person to prove that they are normal when they aren't. Honestly, not only it looks pathetic, but also makes people suspect the otherwise.
3) They are annoying. If they want other people to see them in the good light, they should do something good instead of running around with their multicoloured flags screaming about how our government doesn't let them make a parade on every city's main street. Seems like they don't really understand that gay parades wouldn't give them more "points" in the eyes of their heterosexual co-citizens, especially those who own cars. This makes me facepalm forever.
4) why am i supposed to like them anyway?

In case if you wonder: no, i don't think that being gay is a sin.

Anything else?
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, I was not expecting a response like that. I'm going to guess that you're just trolling, but if not, I hope that some day you'll realize how ignorant you are.
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Tifannilly Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He said as his ignorance made him unable to accept different views.
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KrissyBKillin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
For an admin posting this, I am disappointed.
You DO realize that people CAN have views that aren't either normal or supported or even sensitive without being a troll right?

I don't even agree with them, and I think their position is the product of something that is wrong itself; but the way you're talking to them as if they are NOT a person who should be just as much respected as any other is just as bad as the opinions they displayed in the first place.
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danlev Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't talk to her as if she's not a person, I just told her that she's ignorant for having such a view on a group of people. Saying that they're "unsettling" "annoying" and questioning their purpose seems a bit like trolling to me -- especially in a thread filled with pro-LGBT people. =p
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UnexploredFrontiers Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
I guess people just don't know weither or not to stop trolling
or lying, with this one it's hard to tell.

Thank you for setting her straight before I had the chance too.

( Sorry I'm on a roleplay account. too lazy to switch u v u )
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Charanty Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
*sigh* Dude, do you even know what word "ignorant" means? I'm rather tired of getting messages consisting of this word especially when people have no clue what it means.
So maybe for a change you will try to explain what's exactly wrong with my position? Because you know, constructive critique helps one to see their mistake while calling people "ignorant" just because they aren't agree with you or doesn't share your point of view is not.
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ThePerfumedPrince Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Excuse me, I have a question, not ALL gay people have an amazing fashion sense, like :iconjeffreestarplz: many of them are pretty normal, besides who they love. What YOU think gay people are like, are common stereotypes. I'll try to summarize reasons why i don't like them:
1)They are unsettling. The way the act and the way they talk, in some cases the way they look. All together it gives a slight feeling of that something is not quite right here but at the same time i can't say what's wrong with seemingly normal people. In the best case it's odd, in the worst rather chilling.
Answer: Stereotype, not EVERY gay person where's pink and rainbow, and goes around kissing people.
2) What's their purpose from evolutionary point of view? That's the question no-one can answer. In the light of this, fact that they are trying to prove that being gay is something normal looks much like an attempt of a schizophrenic person to prove that they are normal when they aren't. Honestly, not only it looks pathetic, but also makes people suspect the otherwise.
Answer: Actually, many animals have homosexual attributes, I have seen a male horse, fall in love with another male horse, call that unnatural?
3) They are annoying. If they want other people to see them in the good light, they should do something good instead of running around with their multicoloured flags screaming about how our government doesn't let them make a parade on every city's main street. Seems like they don't really understand that gay parades wouldn't give them more "points" in the eyes of their heterosexual co-citizens, especially those who own cars. This makes me facepalm forever.
Answer: Again another stereotype, not EVERY gay person is in a Pride Parade, 4) why am i supposed to like them anyway? Answer: Since they are humans? Would you want to be demonized like that?

Yes, I am gay, I tend to flaunt it, but I don't give a fuck, don't like my icon? My style? Whatever else you want to pick apart? Well too fucking bad!

A few resources.
The L Project: [link]
"It Does Get Better" [link]
Jeffree Star's Site: [link]
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Old conversation is old, and a lot of things happen since it, including my decision to change my views on your peers. Although it happened due to different reasons than this conversation.
So you either can help me and we will talk like two civilized people regardless of their orientation or we can just part our ways.

Thanks for the links.
PS
Who the heck is Jeffree Star?
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:icontheperfumedprince:
ThePerfumedPrince Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad! :awww:

Your welcome,

Jeffree Star is a singer, songwriter, make up artist, fashion designer, and advocate for gay rights, and is a HUGE inspiration for me!
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KibouKumo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student
What is wrong with these people?
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HectorHimeros Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A provocative question, to those who are gay or support gay:
Do you think those homophobes (who can easily kill their gay babies) worth living???
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LukasEnricBS Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." That's from the universal declaration of human rights.

I'm not gonna lie, I don't think they are worth living. But they have the right to live.
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HectorHimeros Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Human right is an annoying thing when it's used by the homophobes. In their eyes, gay have no right to love and to marry. In some countries, even gays have no right to live and have to be put down in the worst way.

I remember that in 2010, gay right was temporary erased from UN Declaration until US led a "gay crusade". Ironically, the same country - which urged other nations to accept gay right - doesn't do the same in its own territory.
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LukasEnricBS Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
In my opinion, everyone's opinion is valid and should be respected except if their opinions include not respecting other people.

Gay marriage is still illegal in most states in the US, right?
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Amerfere Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Do I think they should be allowed to live? Is that what you're asking?

Of course I do. I'd be no better than them if I were to say that they shouldn't be alive for what they were saying. Of course they really need to have a little bit of mental help for their problems, but it's not something that they shouldn't be alive about. They haven't done it. I think that once they actually became parents themselves, they'd start to realize that they have a certain bond with their child that no one else would ever have with that person. They wouldn't want to sacrifice their child over something so insolent. At least, I hope they wouldn't want to. They're letting anger get the best of them. Therefore, I think they need just a lot of psychiatric help.
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HectorHimeros Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, that's my question :) You have your own opinion, I think it's good.

I myself, I can never kill anyone. But to me, a homophobic person who is capable of killing his/her unborn gay baby is NOT a human being. He/she is an animal - a savage one. And I don't care if such "animal" live or not.
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mrs-drwho Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Writer
WTFH?????? Those people.... there's gotta be something wrong w/ them. Who would kill their child over such a small thing as sexuality? Who cares? These people need a life if they have time to think about how they would kill their flesh and blood. What really gets me is when people say that being gay isn't "natural". All kinds of animals are gay so it's natural. They say God will hate them. Doesn't God preach love for all? Last I checked, he did. So don't give me that kind of bs. These people need to go sit in the corner and think about what they've tweeted.
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miss-sixx-evans Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Its just so stupid, it really is.
Homophobic people are ones that still believe in the notion that man should be with woman and only that. They're afraid of people who break that stereotype and are being comfortable in their ideals.
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Kell0x Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Indeed. I think Homophobes just dont like the idea of other people having a different sexuality at them. It scares and anyos them because they themselves are not gay.
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projectsonic Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Writer
Yes, the tweet list is horrible. Am I surprised? Nope, sadly I'm not even phased.

Politics have nothing to do with it.
Religion has nothing to do with it.

It's just the fact that people will say or do anything to keep things the same, and their generations after. All in all, this is a way of saying that one should never become too deeply rooted in the ground. Or disgusting things happen to us as well as effecting those around us all the same.
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rexlovernumber1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Homophobia is just so confusing! Why would anyone even consider murdering their child if they were gay? What the difference! Sexuality should be treated the same way as a hobby, or a physical factor about someone . It should go something like:

A: Hey, my name is A.
B: Mine is B.
A: What do you do in your free time B?
B: I hang with my boyfriend.
A: Oh, so you're gay? I'm straight.
B. I see. What's your occupation?
A: I'm a doctor.

Why can't conversation go like that?
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:iconpkgam:
PkGam Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Homophobia is a terrible thing born of ignorance. To want to kill their own children if they're gay is just sick. How could anyone even think there is any justification for that? Heck, when is there ever any justification for murdering anyone?

I'm sure that not all of them are serious and some of them are just trolling, but I'm talking about the people who are serious about this. They really need some counseling for their unjust anger towards homosexuals as they're clearly dangerous people.
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Charanty Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
-> How does disliking gay people makes me ignorant? But though i consider myself homophobic even from my point of view it's too much.

Heck, when is there ever any justification for murdering anyone?
->Technically self-deference is a valid reason. But this case isn't about it.
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HellsMagician Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Try asking yourself "How does disliking black people just because of their race make me ignorant?"
People can change their sexuality as easily as they can change their race; they can't.
You may think that it's not right or natural or whatever but they can't change it, it's not directly affecting you and it has no impact on who they are as a person whatsoever.
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Charanty Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I know that they can't. But knowing that doesn't change that fact that i don't like them.
Technically it affects my life though indirectly - the more gay males around the less chances for me to find some non-gay males.
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HellsMagician Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist
So? I could say I dislike and am affected by straight females because if there are more straight females that means that there is a less chance of me finding non-straight females, but it's a ridiculous argument.
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Charanty Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
How so?
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:iconpkgam:
PkGam Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I should've made sure my statements couldn't be taken out of context, so I'll clarify them.

If a person dislikes someone based on their sexuality alone without actually getting to know them, that is ignorant. It's a "don't judge a book by it's cover" thing. The same can be said for people you see as friends right now. For example: If a good friend of yours said that s/he is gay, that would be no reason to drop the person as a friend because you know you like that person as a friend already. Being gay isn't harmful to anyone, it's just a different preference like a favorite ice cream or taste in art. But of course if someone who is gay is a genuinely bad person, then you would be within your rights to look down on them. There's good and bad people in every demographic and the bad people should never reflect the good people because everyone is a individual.

Yeah, self defense is fine. But, as you noticed my statement was based on if someone would murder another just because of hate.
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Charanty Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Having different sexual preferences isn't the same thing as having different tastes in food or art. Basically it means that one has somewhat screwed hormones due to screwed genetics. Not that i'd hate people for what they have no power over. However, even if i do realize with my mind that they maybe nice, i can't overcome a feeling that something is not exactly right here when i see them.

Yes, but i realized only after i re-read the phrase. DA doesn't allow editing comments unfortunately.
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PkGam Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, what is it that makes you feel that way? I mean you say that you wouldn't hate on someone for having different genes or genetics, so there has to be some logical reason you get so uncomfortable. A feeling comes from somewhere, it doesn't just manifest itself from nothing.

You also say that sexual preference isn't the same as having different tastes in food and art. Well, what puts sexuality on a higher pedestal for you then? You didn't really give an explanation as to why a person's sexuality is so different than any other preference, you just say that it is and left it as if I'd understand your reasoning. I mean it's not like someone's sexual preference is going to affect you in any way. Heck, a lot of people don't even talk about their private lives. You may have gay friends or know gay people in general and not even know it.
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Charanty Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Basically, i can try to summarize me feeling about gay people:
1)They are unsettling. The way the act and the way they talk, in some cases the way they look. All together it gives a slight feeling of that something is not quite right here but at the same time i can't say what's wrong with seemingly normal people. In the best case it's odd, in the worst rather chilling.
2) What's their purpose from evolutionary point of view? That's the question no-one can answer. In the light of this, fact that they are trying to prove that being gay is something normal looks much like an attempt of a schizophrenic person to prove that they are normal when they aren't. Honestly, not only it looks pathetic, but also makes other people suspect the otherwise.
3) They are annoying. If they want other people to see them in the good light, they should do something good instead of running around with their multicoloured flags screaming about how our government doesn't let them make a parade on every city's main street. Seems like they don't really understand that gay parades wouldn't give them more "points" in the eyes of their heterosexual co-citizens, especially those who own cars. This makes me facepalm forever.

In case if you wonder: no, i don't think that being gay is a sin.

Technically, other people's sexual preferences affect me - either i may get interested in them, or they may get interested in me.
If i'd like to find a man for serious relationship i'd meet a problem - i live in a country where we have more women than men. So, if more men will be gay (say, they came out as gay) i wouldn't be glad as you may guess. Now there is another problem - since i have rather high standards for those who would like to be with me, it makes a circle of men much smaller than for average girl here.
Well, from all the giant amount of people i know only 1 is probably gay. Either i know others for too long and even if not i'd have noticed. But what comes about that 1 person, we never were friends though we were in one grade - i didn't like him from the beginning for totally no reason. If this "totally no reason" actually has to do with his sexual orientation then my dislike of gay people has roots in somewhere subconsciousness and thus can't be rationalized.
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PkGam Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
1: That's baseless stereotyping. Not all gay people have the same personality, look or act the same. As I said before, you may know people that are gay but don't even know they are gay. Heck, some people even lie about their sexuality to be accepted by others. In reality they don't have to, but that's still a fact in society. That's where the term "closeted" comes from.

2: Who says there has to be a "purpose" in evolution for homosexual people? In nature, anything goes. Some straight people are even born sterile and cannot have kids and therefor wouldn't have any effect on evolution either. Even in science there's almost always a statistic that is lower the rest and therefore is normal for that stat to exist. When have you ever seen "100%" of one selection in a real multiple choice survey result? Exactly! It is estimated that around 5%-10% of the world's population is gay: [link] (That article cites 10%, but sources vary. Usually within the 5%-10% range). With around 7 billion people on the planet and dividing the minimum of 5%, that's about 350 million homosexual people. That isn't too small to be classified as abnormal and that's not even counting the people who are bisexual or asexual either. So gay people are well in their rights to say it is normal, but they don't have to defend themselves if they don't want to. Some do, some don't. Even animals have been observed exibiting homosexual behviour. So, it is normal in every species. Heck, even if it wasn't normal, why does it matter? If anything, something that is different is good for everyone because it shows that we don't have to be cardboard cutouts of each other to be accepted. You also said that you wouldn't hate on someone for something they have no power over, yet you list it right here as being one of the reasons why you have negative feelings towards gay people because of the "evolutionary point of view" which is something people don't have control over. That is hypocritical. Also, what are you against people who are schizophrenic too? I mean you just compared being gay to being schizophrenic as if it was negative as well... >_> But, that's besides the point.

3: As I said before, there's good and bad people in every demographic. The obnoxious few should not reflect how the majority are seen. But again you say this as if it is a fact for all gay people. Where are you getting all of your information and statistics from anyway?

For your last paragraph, you just described the dating world in general. What makes you think that having more straight men would give you a better chance of finding the right one easier? Especially since you said you have high standards. With what you said here, it sounds to me that you fear that you'll run out of men because of your pickiness and wished there were more straight men for you to sift through, which is pretty selfish. In fact, by your logic a gay person would be more justified in wishing there were more gay people for them to date since there are far less homosexuals than heterosexuals. But as you can see, that would also be selfish. Either way though, multiple sexualities exist, existed in the past and will always exist. So to say that a small portion of the population which has always existed lowers your chance of finding a lifelong partner when the chances have always been the same for you is ridiculous.

Also, if lesbians do ask you out at times (Referring to you saying: "Technically, other people's sexual preferences affect me - either i may get interested in them, or they may get interested in me"), is it that much of an inconvenience for you to say: "Sorry, I'm straight" or something? Gay people have to do the same when you ask them out unknowing of their sexuality too.

I see on this article you are seemingly offended when you get called "ignorant" even though it's not an insult, but you really don't know any facts about homosexuality. That is the definition of being ignorant on this topic. I urge you to do some real, unbiased research and educate yourself. Don't go to sources that favor homosexuality and don't go to sources that are against homosexuality.
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