I'm a straight girl and whenever I hear about gay bashing, I find it absolutely horrific that anyone would do this. In my area, very few people are homophobic and it is very gay friendly, so I've witnessed close to none homophobia or hatred towards gay men.
Today, I came across the following photograph of Leonardo Di Caprio being gay bashed in a movie "total eclipse". It's terrifying to me. I also recall seeing a gay bashing scene in Queer as Folk. I can't believe things like this are still happening to this day.