I've read a few article recently about the importance of encouraging a tolerant and understanding attitude towards homosexuality in the classroom. I always make a point of fostering this attitude in my students whenever this issue comes up, or they make a negative comment eg. 'that's so gay'. I was wondering how other people feel about this issue. Do we need to counter negative attitudes in the classsroom, in the same way we try to combat racism and sexism, or is this an entirely different issue?