I used to be scared of homophobic people because I never wanted to part away from my family. But they did. Their hate separated me from my family. My family built a reputation in the society for themselves and they feared my identity will ruin that. They did try to do that and I had to move away from them. Then I started feeling pity for them thinking how much time they spend in breaking me down instead of building themselves up. Even then I always feared that their hate will only spread more hate. Guess what? I was right. They have created one more hater, me.
Homophobia is a mental problem which is not limited to heterosexuals. There are many homosexuals within the community who are homophobic. To be honest, it stems out from the same ideology as that of other homophobic people.