Things Most Straight People Will Never Get about Gay People – Reddit

Things Most Straight People Will Never Get about Gay People

There are a lot of things you might not know about gay people.  Yeah, it might seem like we are everywhere now a days, but there are probably a few things we encounter every day that you never thought about.  Being gay is a lot more than just loving someone of the same gender, and living life in a 99% straight world, well there are somethings we have to deal with that a lot of straight people may never realize.

As Redditor MiskiMoon recently asked:

“What is something I’ll never understand as a straight person?”

Here are some of the most “true to home” responses they got.

Coming out never fucking stops.

“…Every new person you meet means a decision, which can be serious or more casual depending on a lot of things: do I tell them I’m gay? If the answer is no, each interaction has to be measured so you don’t let anything slip. If the answer is yes, how? Do I play it like a joke? Do I casually mention my gf? Do I go “by the way I’m gay”? … it’s still a decision you need to make constantly”. – petalpie


Yeah, it’s a never ending process – but you gotta do what you gotta do!

Bisexuality – “No, I am not a straight girl looking to experiment. No, I’m not just “coming out slowly”. – NewsiesOnAMission

“Just because I am currently eating cake doesn’t mean I don’t still love ice cream.

Just because I’m drinking a beer doesn’t mean I don’t still enjoy wine.

Just because I play board games does not also mean that I won’t play video games.

Just because I am currently dating a guy does not mean I suddenly dislike women and I’m magically straight. I love women. I’m probably more attracted to them in general. But I also happen to love this particular man. This should not be a difficult concept.” – Jessiray


Yeah, so I can like the same gender but I can’t also like the other?

“Being attracted to people who literally can’t love you.” – wills_bills

“I still remember being in love with my best – friend in high school. He’s straight and I was gay. And every day I had to hear him talking about girls and every day I had to listen and not say a word and nod and pretend… It’s a shitty feeling.” – SirAlexH


It’s one thing to be turned down, but to never even be given the chance?  That really blows…

“The intense feeling of loss when you realize you are an ‘other.'” – mkultraviolett

“I still vividly remember the night I really admitted to myself, I whispered “I’m a lesbian” to myself in my room and I felt my heart just sink… it wasn’t something that was supposed to apply to me, it was something that happened to other people. Being a white privileged kid, it never occurred to me that I would be knocked down a peg in the social ladder.” – mkultraviolett


You never realize you are different, until people tell you that you aren’t like them.

“Most gay guys in my experience aren’t feminine or flamboyant at all. People only notice the ones that are.” – GingerScruff

“I am gay. I am not a woman. I like cars, sports, fishing, and many traditional “guy” activities. I have no problem with guys who are more feminine, but that isn’t all of us.”  – Fake_Alex_Trebek


Who says I can’t be gay and also like the same things?

These are just a few of the many things form the Ask Reddit thread, and there are a lot of other things that were talked about that we didn’t include in the list.

You can read the full Reddit Thread here.

Is there something else you think we should have mentioned?  Do you have any questions you want answered?  Leave them in the comments below.

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  1. I’m not sure about all gays, but I’ve come across some straight women or people of color, who believe that gays aren’t as much as a minority as they are.

    This is incredibly false, and I would like to share my own experience as an example:

    I applied for the San Marcos Academy earlier this year, a co-ed school, and is known for taking students from all over the world and of different cultures, despite its Southern Baptist veiws and funding. I was ACCEPTED because of my academic valor and success during the interview process.

    Later on, my mother requested for me to have my own room because of my sexuality. She felt it would protect me from harm, as well as sleeping with my dorm mates (you know how over-protective parents are). Come to find out, the very day of my official registration and move-in, she received a phone call from a member on the school board stating, that they were “DENYING MY APPLICATION” (after they already officially accepted my application) because of my sexuality. She responded to the woman in tears saying, “This is discrimiation! You are fucking discriminating”.

    The academy then followed up with an email stating, “you are, no doubt, fully aware of the fact that we are a Christian school, partially funded by the Baptist General Convention of Texas and, therefore; adhere to our interpretation of the Scripture as found in the Holy Bible. Therefore, we do not believe our school is presently a good match for your son, Dean”.

    Again, it is advertised that this academy accepts people of all kinds, who are apart of many different cultures, religions, and beliefs, from accross the globe. Also, San Marcos Academy is funded by two well known organizations: the Southern Baptist church and the UNITED STATES MILITARY (which federal law specifically states, that no military entity can lawfully discriminate against a person based on their sexual preference).

    Now, how this all ties to my first statement is because this paricular school, “organization” let’s call it, discrimiated against a homosexual (no matter their sex or skin color). Another organization, let’s say a local Police Force, might discriminate against someone of color (no matter their gender identity or sexual preference). Yet ANOTHER organization, maybe a feild office for an international corporation, might discriminate agaisnt a woman (no matter their ethnicity or sexuality).

    I am a WHITE MALE (who comes from a wealthy family and is VERY privileged), and I was unjustly discriminated, just as ANY minority has the chance of. I may be fortunate in many ways, but in this circumstance, my sexuality was an UNfortunate trait. The same could be said about any person who is/has something that sets them apart; no matter their SOCIAL CLASS, RACE, GENDER, or ANY other trait that CLASSIFIES them as anything else, other than a HUMAN BEING.

    ALL PEOPLE WHO ARE “CLASSIFIED” AS A MINORITY EXPERIENCE DISCRIMINATION! The level of harm depends solely on the person, or entity, acting in discrimination. It sadens me to see even the people who stand up against being set apart from the “privileged”, set others apart from themsleves and what they stand for.

    And that, ironically enough, is EQUALITY.
    I stand for equality.
    Do you?