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What an awesome campaign! Hopefully it'll help folks to examine other hurtful or negative phrases used every day.
I'm nearly 40 and it was quite a revelation for me recently when it came to my attention that teenagers (and beyond) still use being gay as some kind of ultimate insult. A few years ago I heard somebody on the street (college-age) call somebody else a "faggot" in a derogatory manner and I was really surprised but I'd assumed it was a fluke! I thought the times had changed enough but I guess kids are still kids...
Oh, by the way, it's not my intent to pick on teenagers or college-age folks. It's a weird time in a person's development and they're still trying to figure it all out (hell, so am I). I'm guilty of my own potentially-damaging speech.