Tag: fag


I’m afraid girls will not want to be with me ...

In the past year I told my girlfriend of 7 years that I am bisexual. It has been hard on both of us. She thinks that I lied to her, and since then she has become increasingly verbally abusive, calling me me a fag. Basically, we have broken up despite the fact that I still love her... I'm finally at the point where I think I can date other women (and I have been dating guys as well), but I am afraid that girls will not want to be with me if I tell them that I'm bi? Should I tell them I'm bi? And are girls generally unwilling to date bisexual men?


I am a teacher and students use homophobic language. What ...

I teach mathematics at a suburban Toronto area vocational school. Virtually all of the students at the school have learning disabilities, behavioural issues, or some other reason for NOT attending a "regular" school. Many of the students are immature / confused / angry. For the most part, these students do not make bigoted remarks regarding ethnicity or religion. However, "fag" and "gay" seem to be common put downs - used as synonyms for stupid or unpleasant. Occasionally, I will stop the lesson and try this approach: "You wouldn't attack people based on their skin colour or religion, so why are you offending people based on sexual orientation?”. I have also ejected students from the classroom for persistent homophobic language. This is a workplace school, so I have also pointed out that a boss / co-worker may be gay / lesbian or have friends / family who are. They may severely mess up their career by being bigoted, rude and homophobic. Any better approach?