Unfiltered Story #28346

Unfiltered | March 9, 2017

I go to a school where the ‘popular boys’ are often homophobic, transphobic, sexist, etc. My friend has a crush on this one ‘popular boy’, and she is telling me about it. It should be noted that I am transgender and he mocks me all the time because of it, and she knows this.

Friend: “I have a crush on (popular boy)!”

Me: “No offence, but why?”

Friend: “He acts mean around his friends, but he can be really sweet!”

Me: “(Friend), he makes fun of me all the time for being trans. You know that.”

Friend: “But still, he’s hot!”

Me: “Why would you even consider a guy who’s apparently two-faced, and makes fun of me? He’s relentlessly bullied you and me both since the start of the year!”

Friend: “Because he’s hot!”

She laughs, and changes the subject. She’s since dropped the crush, but this incident still bothers me.