It's time I came out: I'm a homophobe.
I cringe at what my gay and lesbian friends will think of me for saying this, but it's the truth.
It's worth considering how one can be heterosexual and supportive of same-sex marriage, as I am, while still sometimes having an "ick" reaction to displays of homosexuality.
It's hard not to react this way having grown up in a culture where "normal" equaled heterosexual. Even so, I don't recall my parents showing anti-gay bias. The only memory I have of their attitudes was when we were driving through San Francisco one day over 30 years ago, and I shouted, "Ewww, gross! I just saw two men kissing!!"
My mom replied, "Don't stare, Michael. Some of those men are quite big and could beat you up."