You’d think that in the 21st century we’d all have a bit more love and affection for our fellow human beings despite the small differences between us. However, the fight for a more caring, understanding, and tolerant society is a long one and it will continue to be an uphill struggle. But instead of giving up, we should feel inspired that things are slowly getting better for everyone.

All it takes is a decent scroll through the internet to discover just much homophobia and ill intent is still lurking there. However, the net isn’t just full of doom and gloom! Some folks have taken it upon themselves to call homophobes out with humor, roasts, and comebacks so hot, you might need to call the fire department.

Bored Panda has collected some of the best comebacks that support the LGBTQ+ community to inspire you to stand up for what's right, so have a read. Upvote the ones that you think are worth a gold star and let us know about the times that you’ve called out blatant hate and ignorance online, dear Pandas. When you're done reading the article, be sure to check out our earlier post about the best comebacks to homophobic remarks right over here.

Bored Panda spoke about the reasons for homophobia with psychotherapist Silva Neves. According to him, homophobia is learned and usually becomes enrooted as a result of their upbringing. “If people grew up with homophobic parents and they haven't been exposed to different opinions, they are more likely to be homophobic themselves,” Silva explained to us. You’ll find the rest of our in-depth interview with the expert below.

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Homophobic Gets Murdered

Homophobic Gets Murdered

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Full of Giggles
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2 months ago

BOOM! 🤜🏻🎤

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As A Rule, Screw With Homophobes

As A Rule, Screw With Homophobes

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Full of Giggles
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2 months ago

If you hate seeing kids at gay rallies, stop going to gay rallies. Mind ya own damn business, Carol.

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Sarah Has Been Reported Dead

Sarah Has Been Reported Dead

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Chris Wade
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2 months ago

That "f**k off" was the cherry on top hahahaha

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Psychotherapist Silva pointed out that those growing up in religious households are more likely to be homophobes. “Most religions promote the inaccurate idea that same-sex relationships and sexual behaviors are unnatural, wrong, against their God, and a sin.”

He noted that this isn’t confined to a single religion but is more widespread. “Even recently, the Pope declared that same-sex marriages were not endorsed by the Church. Islam is also very homophobic. Most Islamic countries have anti-gay laws with punishment ranging from imprisonment to the death penalty. Many people in the UK growing up in such households are more likely to be homophobic. “

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Being Gay Isn’t Contagious You Homophobes

Being Gay Isn’t Contagious You Homophobes

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Laura Mende (Human)
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2 months ago

And they fight for the environment. Has anybody turned into a tree yet??? 😂😂😂

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Does This Count? Regarding Privileges

Does This Count? Regarding Privileges

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Lauren Caswell
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2 months ago

And saving this image too

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Leave Your Homophobia At The Door

Leave Your Homophobia At The Door

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James016
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2 months ago

By Cavs' logic, if God created homosexuals, why do people claim God hates homosexuals?

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What’s more, homophobic beliefs can be a way for young people to be seen as part of the ‘in’ crowd. “Teenagers can be homophobic as a way to conform to heterosexuality and be more accepted by their peers,” Silva told Bored Panda.

According to the psychotherapist, another reason why homophobia manifests is when people have same-sex attractions that they’re trying to deny and repress. “In being homophobic they attempt to repress their own feelings by fighting against the source of their arousal: the LGBTQ people. It is quite a common story that Priests who promote 'conversion therapy' are caught on Grindr trying to have sex with other men,” he gave an example of how this can manifest in reality.

#7

Stealing The Rainbow

Stealing The Rainbow

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Piet Puk
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2 months ago

And there is nothing the invizible sky daddy can do about it!

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It's Never Just About A Cake

It's Never Just About A Cake

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Roger Haywood
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2 months ago

Religion. The root of all evil. (Well, some of it anyway).

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#9

That's About As Devastating A Response As They Come

That's About As Devastating A Response As They Come

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Lauren Caswell
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2 months ago

I'm saving this in my images it's gold

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Pride Month might be over this year, but it doesn’t mean that LGBTQ+ issues suddenly go away or that every challenge magically disappears (some companies rushing to switch back to their non-rainbow-colored profile photos should give you an indication of this).

In a previous interview, I spoke about LGBTQ+ issues with ‘Stonewall,’ a UK-based organization that aims to create a world where all members of the LGBTQ+ community are free to be themselves and live their lives to the fullest.

Robbie de Santos, the Director of Communications and External Affairs at ‘Stonewall,’ told Bored Panda earlier that Pride Month is an annual way for everyone all over the world to show support for the LGBTQ+ community.

#10

Homophobe Gets Roasted!

Homophobe Gets Roasted!

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Lauren Caswell
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2 months ago

I'm so glad it was read 😃

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#11

I Proudly Served In The Gay Wars Of '07

I Proudly Served In The Gay Wars Of '07

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James016
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2 months ago

That glitter mines comment has been posted on here before. It's still epic.

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Homophobe Massacred

Homophobe Massacred

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Roger Haywood
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2 months ago

She has an appropriate name.

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“Pride is an opportunity for all of us to come together in celebration, protest, and solidarity with lesbian, gay, bi, and trans communities all over the world,” de Santos said previously.

“All lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and queer people should be able to thrive as themselves, but in 2021, LGBTQ+ people are still being held back because of who we are,” de Santos noted that despite all the progress, there’s much work to be done.

“For some LGBTQ+ people, these harms are particularly acute, and we need to stand together against all discrimination that holds our communities back, from racism to ableism, misogyny to classism,” de Santos explained.

#13

Pray Away The Gay

Pray Away The Gay

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Chris Wade
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2 months ago

I love the reply so much.

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#14

Dammit George!

Dammit George!

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Dark Pearl
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2 months ago

DAMMIT GEORGE

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#15

Olympian Gus Kenworthy Puts Down Homophobe

Olympian Gus Kenworthy Puts Down Homophobe

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Sergy Yeltsen
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2 months ago

Bang! Right through the middle.

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According to de Santos, Pride Month is important because it allows everyone to “come together” in their communities, schools, workplaces, online, and on the streets to celebrate who we are. What’s more, it’s a way to continue the fight for “freedom, equity, and potential” for all of us.

“At Stonewall, we’ll continue to fight until every lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and queer person is free to be themselves, wherever they are,” he added. Taking into account just how many people are willing to stand up for LGBTQ+ rights and put an end to hatred should be something that motivates you, dear Pandas. The world is brighter and more full of love than we care to remember on some days.

#16

Funny Title

Funny Title

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Jenn
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2 months ago

But.... If u put every gay person on an island, does this include bi people? Cause... He didn't say "if u put all the gay men on an island...".... He said "gay people"... Lesbians are gay people too... So u would have an island of men and women... And if u have bi people as well, I am certain there will be some generations that follow... No?

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Find A Different Career

Find A Different Career

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therarestbanana
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2 months ago

Yeah I refuse to treat a straight man. It's just disgusting how he sleeps with women only. Yuck! (Sarcasm)

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Clomydia Cardashian With A Straight Pride Murder

Clomydia Cardashian With A Straight Pride Murder

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Sergy Yeltsen
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2 months ago

Hahahahaha!

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#19

Comeback

Comeback

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Guido Pisano
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2 months ago

"gaystapo" is deadly

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#20

“Murdered In Real Life”

“Murdered In Real Life”

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Demi Zwaan
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2 months ago

Why did god 'almighty' make gay people if he hates them so much? I really don't get that.

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#21

This Is Disgusting Bigotry

This Is Disgusting Bigotry

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Mazer
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2 months ago

And the truth shall set you free (hopefully)

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#22

About A Governor Banning Gay Couples From Adopting

About A Governor Banning Gay Couples From Adopting

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Agata Konador
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2 months ago

Same s**t all over the world. That are not pro-life they are pro-birth.

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#23

Do Not Cross Felicia

Do Not Cross Felicia

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Monday
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2 months ago (edited)

Sure...they might be confused for all of 2 seconds until they ask "Mommy, why do I have a Mommy and a Momma but not a daddy?" and then get their answer. Then they'll be satisfied and continue playing whatever game they were busy with when the thought struck them because it really isn't a big deal.

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#24

Handle With Care

Handle With Care

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Black Pug Puppy
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2 months ago

MAN:*itches face* ANOTHER MAN: G A Y

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#25

Quick Death

Quick Death

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Olivier Caissy
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2 months ago

Sign me up!

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#26

On The Right Track

On The Right Track

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Lauren Caswell
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2 months ago

What the hell even are straight colours? Grey? Wait that's too ambiguous 🤔

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Gay Here, Gay There, Gay Everwhere, That's How It Works, Right?

Gay Here, Gay There, Gay Everwhere, That's How It Works, Right?

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Samantha Lomb
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2 months ago

Funny Ireland has yet to become completely gay, despite having a gay prime minister and being associated with rainbows ( and pots of gold)

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#28

Homophobe Tries To Argue Against Homosexuality And Gets Eviscerated

Homophobe Tries To Argue Against Homosexuality And Gets Eviscerated

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

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#29

Rip Sportsball Fan

Rip Sportsball Fan

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A B C
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2 months ago

I think confiscating all of this douche's jerseys would be appropriate.

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#30

On A Post About Accepting A Gay Child

On A Post About Accepting A Gay Child

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Potatogamers2
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2 months ago

Because gay men can't procreate? Because women can't pass on a name or genetics? Ok..

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#31

Oh Wait, You Can’t

Oh Wait, You Can’t

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Raven Sheridan
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2 months ago

Damn! He got owned by Tony Hawk! 🤣

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#32

“We Follow Biblical Rules”

“We Follow Biblical Rules”

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Guido Pisano
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2 months ago

Do not forget the part if the wife dies daughters have to mate with father (drunking him first) to let him have at least one male child...

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#33

So How's That Working Out For You?

So How's That Working Out For You?

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Animal lover
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2 months ago

Now I want to go blast them with rainbows🌈

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#34

Satan Says Gay Rights.

Satan Says Gay Rights.

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Samantha Lomb
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2 months ago

Sadly there is a lot of evidence that children should never be left unattended around catholics.

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#35

On A Video About A Man Sewing A Hat For His Cat

On A Video About A Man Sewing A Hat For His Cat

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
2 months ago

It use to be that women’s place was in the kitchen but they could not become Chefs so… witch one is it, man or women who can’t cook? I’m personally very bad at it but I live alone so the only one I disappoint is me.

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#36

Don’t Know About You Folks, But I Totally Get Asked To Follow People All The Time

Don’t Know About You Folks, But I Totally Get Asked To Follow People All The Time

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Olivier Caissy
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2 months ago

Clear case of mind your own business.

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#37

Twitter Post Gets Major Improvements

Twitter Post Gets Major Improvements

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
2 months ago

If a penis was never meant to be inserted into the a**s, how come that's where the male g spot is?

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#38

Who Knew Marines Were Good For Something Beside Eating Crayons?

Who Knew Marines Were Good For Something Beside Eating Crayons?

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Colin Matthews
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh yeah, don't want any of those gays around me while I vaporise this village...

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#39

Movie Theater Shutting Down A Homophobe

Movie Theater Shutting Down A Homophobe

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Kate
Community Member
2 months ago

Ah yes, Chappaquidick, the family friendly movie about *checks notes* how Ted Kennedy accidentally murdered a woman he may or may not have been having an affair with by driving off a bridge and into a pond, and then how he and his family tried to cover up his involvement in the accident.

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#40

T-Pain With That Cold Blooded Murder

T-Pain With That Cold Blooded Murder

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Andy Acceber
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2 months ago

Funny because it's true.

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#41

I Am The Lord, Thy God

I Am The Lord, Thy God

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Frances M
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2 months ago

No it didn’t, the bible said don’t be a pedophile, it didn’t mention girls as they were considered property and therefore it didn’t matter what you did to or with them.

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#42

Ice Jj Fish Back At It Again

Ice Jj Fish Back At It Again

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Marny
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2 months ago

By his own logic no woman should be straight because all men are so gross. Perhaps it's just that he is disgusting...

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#43

Why Aren't Gay People Straight

Why Aren't Gay People Straight

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Neil Bidle
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2 months ago

I always find this the most ridiculous statement, I bet his boyfriend doesn't think he's being "wasted"!

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#44

Oh No, The French Are Invading France

Oh No, The French Are Invading France

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Neil Bidle
Community Member
2 months ago

This is the problem with *some* of the LGBTQ community, they don't for a moment believe everyone should be treated equally, all they believe is *they are right no matter what* which is exactly the mentality of religious nuts who send them to conversion camp.

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#45

I Hope You Didn't Watch Full House

I Hope You Didn't Watch Full House

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Nadine Bamberger
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2 months ago

Gay people: *exist* Homophobes: STOP PUSHING YOUR AGENDA DOWN OUR THROATS

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#46

No One Likes People Who Are Into Politics For A Reason. Dumbasses Like These Who End Up Being Murdered By Words

No One Likes People Who Are Into Politics For A Reason. Dumbasses Like These Who End Up Being Murdered By Words

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Sleazy Weaver
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2 months ago

Being gay is harmless. Being a conservative is not.

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Homophobes Are Never Worth Anyone's Time

Homophobes Are Never Worth Anyone's Time

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Andy Acceber
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2 months ago

It takes gumption to be so open, spitting truths like that. I have lots of respect for Lil Nas X.

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#48

Murderlevel : Savage

Murderlevel : Savage

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh God, you are such a naughty devil

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#49

Pride Month In The Streets, Corporate Overlords In The Sheets

Pride Month In The Streets, Corporate Overlords In The Sheets

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Samantha Lomb
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2 months ago

Yeah I think a lot of the companies "celebrating" pride month engage in similar behavior the other 11 months of the year

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#50

Gravity Falls Creator Alex Hirsch Murders Disney With Words

Gravity Falls Creator Alex Hirsch Murders Disney With Words

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
2 months ago

If I remember correctly, for the episode The Love God, Alex Hirsch wanted there to be gay pairings in the matchmaking scene where the Love God demonstrates his powers, & instead of a male & female signed linked in his necklace, he wanted him to have the trans symbol. The most Disney let him get away with was putting Mabel in a rainbow sweater. Don't quote me on this, I can't remember where I got the information.

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