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  • 25-34_f_w_h3_f2
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    I have been here since it first started and I would say yes. It depends who you are arguing against, most people use the religious excuses for homophobia, some people speak out of ignorance, you can encourage them to come to forums like these to learn more about what LGBT people are going through and how personal these issues are, instead of dismissing us as a community and claiming we are deranged in any way. At least that is what I have been doing. Sometimes depending on the person I also just ignore them, we have to accept that we can't change certain people and they will always continue their discrimination against us no matter what we do or say.

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  • 17-24_f_f_h3_f3
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    I always did even before I came to terms with the fact that I'm a complete one :p
    Well, always tried to explain that it's not a choice or that it isn't optional either and that I don't even recall any religion directly stating that it's wrong and mainly I kick in with how God would never judge us on the way he created us or consider the way he made us feel a sin and that God's message is peace and love in general doesn't matter between what genders etc. And that gay people are as normal as straight ones. Some people actually do get convinced they don't turn gay of course haha I mean they start to be bit tolerant with it and they'd come to me later and be like hey i met that gay person at work and im totally ok with him now bla bla and I'd feel really proud afterwards xD

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  • 17-24_m_b_h2_f4
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    basically it's the personal freedom, and since what he/she has going on in their sex-life wont harm anyone, then they should be free to do whatever they want, but when the conversation turns into a debate on verses on holy books, then -and i regret it- i go dirty, i keep pulling every dirty deed that person has done before (the ones that i know of) and compare it to the oh-so-terrible homosexuality, sometimes it works, other times they keep pushing the quraan and the bible into it, then i share my theories abt what these books actually meant ... but i get called an atheist,heretic or communist (i dont know y they use it, but egyptians take communism as sth that goes against any morals :/ )

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  • 17-24_m_w_h2_f1
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    i always stand for LGBT rights , i actually have been through some situations and i did all what it takes to prove the homophobes wrong , i actually wrote about it in my blog you check it out if you want :

    http://shouldiexist.blogspot.com/2013/04/my-response-to-homophobia.html

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  • 17-24_f_w_h3_f4
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    I sometimes do but sometimes I just sit there and listen. One thing that happened to me recently, I was sitting with a guy and girl friend.
    The girl knew that I was lesbian and supported it (even though she was straight) however the guy didn't and kept saying that he would never even befriend someone who is gay or lesbian which is sad because we are already pretty good friends! I'm the first person he calls when his girlfriend is giving him a rough time or when he is feeling down for whatever reason.

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  • 25-34_m_b_h1_f4
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    wow sorry lugi to have a friend like this but a true friend would love you no matter what. i wish i can tell some friends i am gay but also im scared of losing them. feeling like i need to do it one day because they deserve to know the truth about us and we deserve to live life honestly, with or without them.

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