Ed Team

A Fag By Any Other Name

Filed By Ed Team | April 20, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: bullying, judith warner, New York Times

"Being called a 'fag,' you see, actually has almost nothing to do with being gay."

--Judith Warner, New York Times

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Paige Listerud | April 21, 2009 1:37 AM

Actually, I had a gay male friend who's brother called him faggot all the time while they were growing up--without ever knowing that his brother was indeed gay. Saying, "Hey, faggot", to his brother every day was just part of his guy routine.

So my friend still had to come out to his brother. Apparently, one day his brother said, "Hey, faggot," and he replied, "I am one. No, really, I am. I'm gay."