Homophobia in the Halls
The gym teacher separated our class into threeteams. One hostile boy tried to convince me that his team was the wrong one forme to be on. I told him I had distinctly heard the teacher assign me to his team,and if he had a problem with me he should discuss it with the teacher. After mycomment, the boy bashed me with gay slurs. I am not the most masculine student inmy school and could understand he didn't want me on his team because of my poorathletic skills, but I didn't understand why he was calling me gay. He didn'tstop until my friend interrupted.
From experiences like this, I know thathomophobia is a serious problem in my school. I am not gay, but have heard fromfriends that many think I am. I was oblivious to these opinions until I enteredhigh school, when it became disturbingly vocalized.
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