Let's do a little role-playing, shall we?
You're a straight man--I know! But you can do it-- who lives next door to a homosexual, of all things. And you think--because you're a straight men don't forget--that any time a gay man talks to you it's because he wants you, in the Adam and Steve biblical sense. Your homo neighbor may say things of a sexual nature that make you uncomfortable, like Nice shirt or Did you get a hair cut.
So, what do you do when a gay man makes those kinds of sexual overtures to you? Do you politely say Thanks, but no thanks, I'm only here for the ladies? Or do you say something like That's disgusting, queer bait? Or, as in the case of Joseph Biedermann, do you get drunk with the homo neighbor and then stab him sixty-one times with a seven inch dagger because you felt threatened?
That's what Biedermann did to his neighbor Terrance Michael Hauser last March, and then just this week he was acquitted of first-degree murder because he was just defending himself from an unwanted sexual advance.
What? No isn't in his vocabulary? To ward off sexual advances it's okay to stab someone sixty-one times?
They call it a Gay Panic. I call it an insult to the gay community that it's acceptable to kill someone because they came on to you. I call it homophobia at it's worst. I call it another hate crime piled upon a hate crime when this is accepted as a legitimate defense.
Walk away, straight boy. Walk away.