Will homophobia increase as The Castro gets less gay?

“Faggots,” I heard the man say as he approached us near Market and Church St. in San Francisco.

I heard but ignored the man. For me, being called faggot by a hateful, lesser-evolved creature is nothing new. I came out in high school in the south, and as I approach 40 years old — I am more apt to roll my eyes and keep walking, than to chirp back.