Most anti-gay sentiment is based on ignorance or lack of understanding. For years, LGBT people have been portrayed in stereotypical ways in mass media, which spreads into society's general perceptions about LGBT people. Steer clear of general gay myths and stereotypes and be open with your students about what those generalizations are.
Don't be afraid to call them out on their misconceptions. Immediately counter any generalization and stereotypes with the facts: LGBT people are individuals that represent all facets of culture and society, few of which are represented on television or in the movies.
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