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How gay-friendly are American schools today.

Unread postby Handsome Boy » 11 April 2022, 03:47

Please tell me of a public school where two boys or two girls could be open on campus about being bisexual or homosexual without fear of being called names, laughed at, shamed, ridiculed or beat up. Open means showing the same level of affection publicly as would be permitted for heterosexual couples such as dating, going to school dances, holding hands and etc. I have a hunch gay acceptance is best in the blue states. California is now Blue but in the 1970's and 1980's there was plenty of homophobia in cities surrounding even San Francisco. There once was lot of peer pressure in even those areas for boys to not "be gay", "like girls" and have sex with girls. Boys could get punched or called an F or Q word for even looking at another boy a certain way. When my father was young, he was "accused of being a homosexual" when he was at work at a hamburger joint in the SF Bay Area for smiling at another young man on the job. Kids at school also would bully my father by saying, "He's GAY, GET AWAY!"
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Re: How gay-friendly are American schools today.

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 4 August 2022, 09:53

Handsome Boy wrote:Please tell me of a public school where two boys or two girls could be open on campus about being bisexual or homosexual without fear of being called names, laughed at, shamed, ridiculed or beat up. Open means showing the same level of affection publicly as would be permitted for heterosexual couples such as dating, going to school dances, holding hands and etc. I have a hunch gay acceptance is best in the blue states. California is now Blue but in the 1970's and 1980's there was plenty of homophobia in cities surrounding even San Francisco. There once was lot of peer pressure in even those areas for boys to not "be gay", "like girls" and have sex with girls. Boys could get punched or called an F or Q word for even looking at another boy a certain way. When my father was young, he was "accused of being a homosexual" when he was at work at a hamburger joint in the SF Bay Area for smiling at another young man on the job. Kids at school also would bully my father by saying, "He's GAY, GET AWAY!"


Uh... There are plenty of schools like that—i.e., where people aren't the target of abusive behavior. I personally went to two high schools and an elementary/middle school that were all of that kind, and I've friends who went to others of the same sort. It's not as uncommon as you apparently think that it is.
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