Davey Wavey, Inc. P.O. Box 1282 Woonsocket, RI 02895 USA
I think when you make a person's sexual orientation into a punchline, it creates a foundation for homophobia. First you laugh at someone for being gay... and then it makes it easier to call someone a name and so on and so forth; it can help foster a culture of homophobia and discrimination.
And then we look at we're where at - and how unequally we treat each other - and we wonder how we got here. It's a slippery slope and I'm sure the people who make gay jokes don't intend for them to contribute to the mistreatment of gay people, but I think we all need to take responsibility what comes out of our mouth and the impact that it has on others.