Seriously. I don’t really know why this is, either. Maybe the long-lived stigma surrounding being gay has created a culture of understanding and tolerance around it? On the other hand, maybe they just have a super awesome secret society and kindness is how they differentiate themselves from others, like a fraternity with less hazing and a more scandalous “secret handshake.”
Whatever the reason, all of the gay people I’ve ever known—minus one or two exceptions—have been awesome. This is in total contrast to the straight people I’ve known, almost all of which are awful human beings. I must admit, however, that I love homophobic straight people for the amusement they provide. For example, have you ever heard a gay person talking about straight people “cramming their agenda down everyone’s throats”? Of course not, because that’s a typical gay-bashing line. For some inexplicable reason (that Freud would have a field day with), homophobic people seem to have a monopoly on comments about shoving, cramming, and otherwise forcing things down people’s throats. The only thing that could make it better is if each one of those comments was then followed by a wistful sigh.
I’m fine with people not liking gay people, if only because it’s not very tolerant to force tolerance on others. I do get irritated when hyper-religious people start prattling on about how gay people cause earthquakes and such, but that’s more an issue of them having absolutely no idea what their religion is about (the “good Samaritan” parable was literally created for circumstances like this, and they seem to have no idea). Still, in the PR battle between gay people and homophobic people, gay people are winning. It has nothing to do with agendas or political pressure, either. It’s all about how incredibly annoying and small-minded the anti-gay people tend to be. Case in point:
Note: I didn’t take those videos (and I wasn’t in any of them, either), but I was there and the difference is as striking as you can obviously see. The anti-gay people are yelling at people and condemning them, and everyone around is tense and stressed out as the confrontation between the protesters and normal people (as in, those with common sense) escalates. The gay protesters are more fun, clearly less judgmental, and the atmosphere is basically serene enough to have a picnic. A picnic with chanting, mind you, but a picnic is a picnic. Oh, and they also have balloons. Whatever your opinions on the subject, you’ll never run into someone railing against gay people while holding a balloon. It just doesn’t happen.
So yeah. Gay people tend to be way nicer. Again, I don’t know why. Maybe men and women have similar levels of hate, so gay people who pair up man/man and woman/woman have their hate canceled out like it is in math? Whatever the reason, homophobic people are obviously losing the battle. The unmitigated hate probably has something to do with it.
I hear gay sex is great for that, by the way.