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20 Homophobic Things Straight People Still Say By Accident

"I don't have a problem with lesbians, I love lesbian porn!"

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1. The good old, "I'm not prejudiced, I even have a gay friend."

That's great, but it doesn't mean you're not a bigot.
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That's great, but it doesn't mean you're not a bigot.

2. "I don't have a problem with lesbians, I love watching lesbian porn!"

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3. "I thought he was a man like me."

Yeah, exactly. He IS a man, just like you.
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Yeah, exactly. He IS a man, just like you.

4. "I don't care if you're gay, just don't try to flirt with me."

Wow, such fragile heterosexuality...
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Wow, such fragile heterosexuality...

5. Every now and then, a "does this outfit look gay?" slips out.

Especially common when wearing tight pants, unusual belts, or pink anything.
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Especially common when wearing tight pants, unusual belts, or pink anything.

6. And then there's the classic: "Hey, nice shirt. Does it come in men's sizes?"

Followed by a guffaw.
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Followed by a guffaw.

7. "That's so gay."

Valid for anything and everything that straight people have a problem with.
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Valid for anything and everything that straight people have a problem with.

8. And gay women have to put up with: "It's one thing for her to be a lesbian, but does she have to be so butch?"

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9. "Didn't she used to date a guy?" or "I thought he always went after ladies?"

People sure do have a great memory when it comes to minding other peoples' business, don't they?
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People sure do have a great memory when it comes to minding other peoples' business, don't they?

10. "You don't even seem gay, I had no idea you were."

Sorry I don't look gay enough for you?
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Sorry I don't look gay enough for you?

11. And when a guy gets dumped and drops the pearl: "She left me and became a lesbo? Where did I go wrong?"

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You probably went wrong by thinking that way. Move on, bud.

12. "I get it. You're gay. That's fine. But do you need to be so effeminate?"

Yep. Need to. Next question.
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Yep. Need to. Next question.

13. "Is she a lesbian, or did she just give up on men?

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14. "Real men don't go around looking like that. He must be gay."

15. "Fine by me if my girl is bi, especially if she invites me to join in on a little threesome action."

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16. And how do you respond to: "If she's going to be with such butch women, why not just keep dating men?"

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17. And when a guy sees a trans woman and says, "I'd be terrified to find out what they're packing."

Just to be clear: trans women aren't trying to fool you, they are just being themselves.
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Just to be clear: trans women aren't trying to fool you, they are just being themselves.

18. Using words like "cock sucker" or "fag" or "fairy" as insults.

Just because you've heard a lot other people using those slurs as insults doesn't mean it's okay to do. In fact, it proves how systemic this problem really is.
Twitter: @valehomossexual

Just because you've heard a lot other people using those slurs as insults doesn't mean it's okay to do. In fact, it proves how systemic this problem really is.

19. In fact, just using the word "gay" pejoratively at all.

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Nobody does that any more. Stop it.

20. "I get that you want to experiment. But it's a phase, and it will pass."

Maybe, but maybe not. Respect everyone's discovery process, and let people take as much time as they need.
Twitter: @valehomossexual

Maybe, but maybe not. Respect everyone's discovery process, and let people take as much time as they need.

This post was translated from Portuguese.

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