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International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

It’s easy to think that in the age of marriage equality, we’re living in a post-homophobic society. Not quite. In the lead up to International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), Honi asked the queer collective some of the homophobic things people have said to them recently. The response was overwhelming: “So which one of…

Cartoon: Mikaela Bartels

It’s easy to think that in the age of marriage equality, we’re living in a post-homophobic society. Not quite. In the lead up to International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), Honi asked the queer collective some of the homophobic things people have said to them recently. The response was overwhelming:

“So which one of you is the woman?”

“But how do you have sex when there’s no penis?”

“But you’re too pretty to be a lesbian!”

“So you’ve never had sex with a woman? Do you want to try?”

“I like you, you’re not like those annoying (camp) gays”

“But you used to be straight”

“Gay men are OK because they like shopping. Gay women are just gross. Especially hairy, dykey ones”

“It’s not really sex if it’s two girls”

“I don’t understand women who date butch lesbians when they could just date real men.”

“I’m not homophobic, but I can’t support gay marriage because it’s so unfair to bring children up gay.”

“Bisexual? That means you’re down for threesomes, right?”

Cartoon: Mikaela Bartels
Cartoon: Mikaela Bartels
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