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Question from Anonymous

Im a straight 15 year old girl who fully supports homosexuals. I have a boyfriend who I have been dating for about a year who is homophobic and I cant stand hearing the things he says about homosexuals. How do I fix this? How do I change his mind?

Tell him you find the things he says or does that are anti-LGBTQ to be offensive and you’d like him to stop. Say it every time. I am hoping he will ask why then you could tell him how you feel about acceptance and equality. 

If that doesn’t work…find a new boyfriend. Why would you want to be in a relationship with a bigot?? 

Question from booksneak

Do you have any advice on how to deal with family members who supported Chic Fil A's homophobic statements and will probably support Duck Dynasty's new homophobic controversy? It hurts, but I don't want to make relatives upset, but I wish they'd offer me that same respect. And I want them to know it hurts me, without causing resentment on anyone's part.

Tell them it hurts you. You respect the fact that they can hold whatever opinion they want, but it hurts. That having their respect and concern for your feelings, is really important to you. Maybe they don’t know that.

HELP A PFLAGMOM OUT!

Dear Tumblverse: I need your help. You may have read about our battle to pass a nondiscrimination ordnance in our little midwestern town. It would protect people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment, and public accommodations. Things are VERY TENSE in our town and after 9 months of work, we MAY be close to passing version #13 or 14 of the measure. Our local paper is conducting a super non-scientific poll on the subject. Should the council pass the ordnance or not. That’s it. I NEED YOU TO TUMBLR BOMB THIS AND VOTE YES!  (right side of the page, scroll down) Please please. I guess you can imagine the HORRIBLE things the opponents are saying. But I must admit, I’m still shocked. They are saying to the council at meetings and to a letter to the editor that if this nondiscrimination measure passes, our town will be over-run with pedophiles and AIDS- and men will put on dresses and rape women in the bathrooms. I’m serious. I HAVE TO LIVE HERE. I just want the newspaper to be overwhelmed with a FLOOD of yes votes- like they’ve never seen before. More people follow this Tumblr than live in my town- Please just take a second and vote. THANK YOU