These are all screen-shots taken from my phone of comments and posts by people in my general area. This project is meant to show that homophobia, despite the recent progress, is still an enormous issue. Everyone is responsible for what they say, especially on social media platforms. Homophobia is harmful to everyone who hears, reads, or sees it. These are not the rantings of the Westboro Baptist Church, they are the comments and posts of people that I go to school with, students around my age, from my generation. This app, Yik Yak, truly shows how little character people have, especially when they cannot be identified and held accountable for their comments and actions. The quality of a person’s character can be judged by what they say or do, even when no one is watching, and the character of these individuals is truly frightening. The fact that this is an anonymous social media platform does not excuse people from the responsibility of what they say (or in this case type). Homophobia is a real problem, and even though there are less outwards instances of homophobia, passive aggressive or nonchalant posts and comments like this show how prevalent homophobia still is, and that there is still a lot of progress that needs to be made. These posts are shocking and disturbing to me, and as a reader/viewer I hope they are to you too. Perhaps after viewing this you will think more seriously about what you post online, and what you say out loud.