So my favorite teacher today was having a discussion with the class, saying how she can't stand people who are homophobic. This teacher is amazing and I love her outlook on things. She said that she thinks everyone should have gay and lesbian friends because they're no different than regular people and she said that for guys to have a lesbian friend, there's no pressure to date, and vice verse for females and gay guys. I totally agreed with everything she was saying and I felt relieved that everyone in the class pretty much felt the same way and were talking about their gay/lesbian friends, until one kid in the class goes "oh but don't be friends with bi people, that will cause problems." I expected my teacher to say something about it and be like "well that's not entirely true." Instead she just nodded her head and said "yeah." I was pretty much crushed. It was such a downfall of the conversation. Here I was, all excited that this teacher is standing up for gay/lesbian people in our community, but then she goes and crushes all the bi people, like me. All I can say is, it made me feel horrible about how I am all over again. I really look up to this teacher, and to hear her agree to something like that, well it kind of hurt. Has anyone else ever been crushed like this? Has the person you look up to as a mentor and listen to because they have such good viewpoints ever let you down like that?
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