I get a lot of flack for saying out loud what others just think. Here's another one that will make some people mad. When I deal with homophobes, ignorance and threats it's almost always someone from a small town (yes, I check out their profiles). It doesn't mean everyone who lives in a small town is this way, but some people never venture out and a get a broad view of the world. I have many intelligent friends who live in small towns and I myself lived in Brownfield for two years. It is possible to rise above the ignorance whether you're in a small town or a large one. Some people don't ever bother to better themselves.