Why are straight men in UK homophobic?

Ok so I'm a gay male and I was out to my classmates (which happened to be all girls) and i never had any problems with it, everyone was nice and accepting. but yesterday I was reading some comments about gay x factor contestant and i've noticed that a lot of men put very rude and homophobic comments like ;... show more Ok so I'm a gay male and I was out to my classmates (which happened to be all girls) and i never had any problems with it, everyone was nice and accepting. but yesterday I was reading some comments about gay x factor contestant and i've noticed that a lot of men put very rude and homophobic comments like ; dirty, sick disgusting gays etc... I was shocked that this is still happening in this country in 2012... Women tend to be much more tolerant and nice, is it lack of education, ignorance?
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