In my youth, homosexuality was regarded as a gray subject. If you were or were not it didn't matter, though talking about it was frowned upon. In my school the attitudes were rather mild towards gay people, there were instances where there would be jokes slung in class among friends, rumors of peoples sexuality, and in some cases words like "fag", "poof" or "queer" being used as insulted in playground and classroom fights.
I remember one instance, during the second last year of my schooling, where the entire year was divided into groups and those groups would talk about touchy subjects regarding sex, sexuality, mental and physical health, and moral reasoning. The group I was in consisted of three people that would later come out as gay, myself and my closest male friend included. In the group there was also a bunch of guys who were known for being tough, typical Australian heterosexual guys.
The question "What would your reaction be if one of your closest friends came out to you tomorr