Homophobic Slurs From LGBTQ Folks Need to Stop

On why Mike Pence is not a ‘Homo’ or a ‘Mama’s Boy’

James Finn
Nov 18, 2019 · 6 min read
Popular, homophobic Internet meme, omnipresent on Twitter and Facebook

“Hey, gay boy! Yeah you, mama’s boy! Why’d ya look, fag?”

Mike Pence is a homophobe

While it’s true that strongly homophobic men are more likely to be secretly gay than men in general, data do not show that most homophobic men are secretly gay.

Attacking Pence for his sexual orientation is not helpful

But, oh, the language! Here are a few choice examples:

First, no evidence suggests that Mike Pence is secretly gay

Not all homophobes are hidden homosexuals

Disparaging Pence for being gay feeds toxic homophobia

This is what homophobia looks like

We gay people don’t get a homophobia free card

Let’s call Mike Pence out on his real issues

Let’s NOT empower homophobia

This fierce old kween is here to tell ya! Got it? Snap!

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

James Finn

Written by

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

James Finn - The Blog

Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

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