I think that if I got upset every time somebody called me a nasty name I'd have to seek help.
It's mostly natural for people to divide themselves into groups, and to police their boundaries with narratives and labels.
I guess we all must accept that we can never be a part of some groups, and that we must take things as we dish them out.
We can all still respect and help each other however, and I find often actions speak louder than politically correct words.
All that being said: I think it's terrible of gays to make other people feel bad.
I am gay myself, and I cannot say it's done in my community, although I have heard of it.
I will tell people it's unacceptable if I see it done.
However it's probably just camp spite, rather than a true dislike of anyone.
But still, for myself it's not acceptable.
edit on 30-8-2011 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)