But you thought homophobic, dyke, fag, homo, queer, chink, gook, wetback, and spick(actually spelled spic) were all fine to say? This is exactly why the word nigger has so much power, because in a list of slurs nigger was still too taboo for you to type out. Racism can not die if you wont let it.
But I don’t really see how we can on the one hand call homophobic for its pejorative use, while at the same time calling racist technical. Racist is prejudice based on race, while homophobic is an aversion to gays and homosexuals, or that lifestyle. And even if it is pejorative, how is it a hate word any more than lazy?
The only reason the word homophobic exists is to disparage those who dont agree with a certain LBGT viewpoint