1. Stop bugging them.
2. Don't hint at it.
3. Don't compare them to others.
4. Cut the gossip.
5. Have a comeback ready.
6. Defend people from homophobia.
7. But don't feel like you need to cover for their lies.
8. Don't judge someone else's motives.
9. Create a safe environment.
10. Put yourself in their place.
11. Be real.
12. Never, under any circumstance, force someone out of the closet.
This post was translated from Portuguese.