What annoys me even more is when dumb gay people encourage this bullshit by saying things like, "I'm gay/bi, so I know how you feel!" You colossal fucking fuckheads, that is the wrong answer. You should be saying, "I'm gay/bi, and I think you're a fucking idiot for thinking the two are remotely comparable."
Actually, to be honest, it kind of bugs me when people compare having a sexual fetish like being a furry or being into BDSM or whatever to being gay at all, even if it's not in a ZOMG PERSECUTION way. It seems like the comparison devalues being gay to just sex, which always pisses me off, because really, there's more fucking to it than that. Also, being gay and being a furry/into BDSM/into scat/whatever aren't exactly mutually exclusive. Your sexual fetishes and your sexual orientation are separate fucking things.
*Other real life things to which being made fun of on the Internets has been compared, but actually is not like at all: racism, sexism, Hitler, the war in Iraq, child abuse, theft, rape, murder, genocide of any kind, having a false police report filed against you, sushi, childbirth.
Actually, being made fun of on the Internets isn't even quite like being made fun of in real life. You can't just close the window if people are mocking you in real life.
I'm so fucking tired of furries comparing being a furry to coming out as gay. It's moronic and, frankly, it's INSULTING on multiple levels. And no, this isn't an "Ew furries are weird!" thing, this is a "being made fun of on the Internet is NOTHING AT ALL like real life homophobia, so stop fucking saying it is" thing.*