Ugh, as a open and out lesbian this is one of my fears.
Thankfully I live in a gay-friendly area… but every time I casually tell a guy no because I’m not into men, every time I mention a lady I really life, every time I walk down the street holding the hands of a cute lady or every time I kiss her, this is in the back of my mind.
I live in a gay-friendly area, but I’ve seen more than a handful of homophobic people. I always wonder where are they, am I talking to them? Do they care enough to give me a chance? To treat me with respect? Or are they the violent kind? The ones that want to punish me? That want to try and “fix” me?