It is a small case of the same mentality of the Westborough Church freaks. They don't affect me personally, but I would certainly speak up if I met any of them, as I think everyone should. My grandmother used to call Macadamia nuts "nigger toes" She was an intelligent, worldly, bohemian woman of her times and I wouldn't consider her racist. She was at least being ironic in a private setting, but in this day and age if she was alive I would of let her know it wasn't really a kosher term to use (she would have figured that out 40 years ago). "Queerbait" just reveals the speaker's own ugly insecurities, offends most people and is pretty useless as part of the conversation otherwise.