“Who would be the girl in the relationship?” Honey, as long as the two of us have male genital parts in our underpants that would be neither of us. I get it, you judge and evaluate any relationships your LGBTQ+ peers have based on what you’re used to seeing, but I don’t have boobs or a vagina and neither will my partner.
“You don’t seem gay”. What’s not gay about me? Am I not kissing enough boys? Shall I start wearing a rainbow tutu and carrying around a boom-box blaring ‘Born This Way’ on repeat? Just let me know how I can live up to my gayness and I’ll be happy to oblige.
“I voted yes” popping up out of nowhere. Like, we wouldn’t even be on the topic and people will tell me that they voted yes. I mean yeah, It’s wonderful and I do appreciate everyone who went out to vote because that referendum did mean an awful lot to me and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t cry like a baby when it was passed, but sometimes people will literally bring up the fact that they voted yes out of nowhere. Am I supposed to get on my knees and beg that you recognise my undying gratitude? I didn’t ask what way you voted.
“Is it slim pickings when you’re gay?” Yes, yes it is. Don’t remind me how little choice I have.
“I don’t have a problem with the gays but just don’t shove it in my face” Then stop posting about you and your grease-ball boyfriend on Facebook, Debbie, and don’t shove your “one and only” in my face. Also, referring to us as “the gays” is a bit irritating.
Straight lads who think it’s gas to flirt with gay guys to show how edgy and quirky they are. We aren’t props. Maybe it’s because you like the idea of being desired, but please don’t use me to show people how confident and comfortable with your sexuality you are. Plus, you’d be lucky if I was to even consider going near you in that way, honey. It’s nice that you think you’d have a chance though. It’s cute. But it’s annoying when someone tells you how sexy you are and will literally put their hands on your intimate parts and think it’s okay and just a laugh. You shouldn’t do that to anyone, even your novelty gay friends.
“He’s gay, what about him?” – No, I don’t fancy every single gay person on the planet. I have plenty of gay friends and I’ve never even thought about them in a romantic sense. Just because two guys are gay doesn’t mean that they’re potential lovers.
Straight lads who won’t go to gay clubs in case they get hit on. Honey, I can guarantee that nobody is going to go for you. You should be fine sweetie xx
“Why do they even have to tell people about it? If they want to be treated the same then don’t make a big deal out of it”. Because if we don’t point it out in this heteronormative world then everyone will assume that we are straight, because that’s the norm, the default category, and lads are going to think I’m hitting on their girlfriends when I’m really just being friendly.
“But seriously, would you ever go for a woman”. You’re missing the whole definition of “gay” here.
“If they want to be treated equally, then there should be a straight pride as well” . EVERY OTHER DAY OF THE YEAR IS STRAIGHT PRIDE. Until straight people have been tortured, oppressed, and killed because of their sexuality, then no, you don’t deserve a straight pride. Don’t act like a spoiled brat because we have something you don’t.