Even if you don’t consider yourself homophobic, saying or doing homophobic things is a natural byproduct of growing up in our society. We can be hurtful without even realizing it with these examples of everyday homophobia – and they might be familiar to you.
Are you going to change any of your habits after getting Riley’s tips?
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Why ‘Looking Like a Lesbian’ Isn’t an Insult (And How the Thought May Be a Reflection of Your Homophobia)
- The Many Faces of Homophobia: Microaggressions and the LGBTQIA+ Community
Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website RileyJayDennis.com.