Homophobic bullying is when someone treats you badly because of how they see your sexual orientation. It can include treating you badly or hurting you on purpose. It’s wrong but you can get help. This webpage contains information on what homophobia is, how you can be yourself, coming out and, getting help and staying safe.
Sometimes people say stuff like ‘that’s so gay’, ‘you walk like a gay’, ‘you dress like a lesbian’ or ‘you’re pretty to be a lesbian’. They might seem like jokes or just banter, but it’s bullying. Making fun of someone because of what you think their sexuality is or judging them is not right. This webpage gives help and advice on what to do if you’re in this situation.
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