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The Questions Gay People Hate Being Asked

"I have a weird question."

My straight female friend had FaceTimed me to settle a debate: "Do gay guys get turned on when they look at themselves naked?"

I laughed. "I don't think I do," I said. "Maybe, though. Some of the hot guys I follow on Instagram—the shirtless selfie ones—they might?" She seemed satisfied by that. I added, "You're lucky you called me—you can't ask just any gay person that."

As the gay son of a Muslim immigrant, I'm often asked offensive questions by strangers. And I'm not alone. To better assess where we're at in 2016, we asked LGBTQ people to tell us the most offensive questions they've ever been asked and how they responded.

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Khalid El Khatib