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Redditors name what the straights will never understand about the gay experience

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You know what they say about walking a mile in another person’s shoes, but as Reddit users can attest, the heteros in our lives will never totally comprehend what it’s like to be homosexual.Reddit user u/Revolutionary-Tap849 kicked off the discussion in the r/askgaybros forum last month, asking, “Gay men, what is one lesson about being gay that straight people will never learn?”Some commenters posted light-hearted responses—“That sometimes you can’t tell if you are jealous of someone’s looks, or if you want to f*ck them,” one said—but most shone the spotlight on the homophobia, femmephobia, and misogyny still running rampant in today’s world.

Here’s a sampling of the discussion, with comments edited only for grammar.“People assume things about you purely because of your sexuality, but then they also say things like, ‘Do you have to act this way or bring your sexuality up all the time?’ You can’t win.”“What it’s like to have to unlearn heterosexuality when you grow up.

Not being able to practice flirting from a young age, making us all teenagers when we’re 20-something in the dating aspect of our lives.

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