The Lie of Homophobia

Sue Hirsch
3 min readJan 5, 2022

A phobia is an unreasoning fear of something. Some people have a phobia of heights, (like me) or a phobia of cramped spaces or snakes (also like me). I understand phobias and that they can cause a paralyzing fear.

On the other hand…I call BS on the idea of “homophobia”. Here’s why:

If you were to look at a crowd of 10 or more people of any age, just standing in place, there would be no way to tell if any of them were alter/fluid gendered, unless they were dressed in such a way as to advertise that difference. Even then, you can’t always judge by what people are