While I would agree that people tend to appreciate others who are openminded and can accept people for their differences, more often than not, there are those out there who make being openminded very difficult. Don't get me wrong. I like standing out. I like being different. I just don't appreciate when people get the wrong idea about me -- sexuality-wise, personality-wise, etc. -- based off of snap judgments. And although I tend to be openminded to other people and let them be whoever they want, it seems that I run into a fair number of people who won't return that courtesy. So, the question is, what to do? How do you all handle people who give you grief just because you like being who you are? And how do you deal with people who won't express their differences with you, only resulting to that behind-your-back crap?