After few posts like that, I have to ask an controversial question.
When a straight man approaches you, not very attractive and not very young and tries to pick you up, are you polite as well?
Because it's more and more common what I see - straight men approaches and she's not interested - humiliate him!
gay/lesbian approaches - be as polite as possible and say that you're flattered! Because probably humiliating him or her would be seen as hatespeech!
Aren't we deeling with ageism and lookism here? Especially against straight men? :P
No, I'm always polite. Gay, straight, black, white, pink or orange with sky-blue dots. Everyone is a person and deserves the same respect. That's just how my parents brought me up :)
After all, I think it often takes a lot of courage for any guy to ask a woman out and have never felt the need to shoot them down in flames. It's mean, cruel and completely unnecessary.
If I'm not interested, a pleasant "I'm sorry, I have a boyfriend but thanks for asking" said with a genuine smile generally does the trick.
I DO get rude, however, if either a) they just won't take 'No' for an answer or b) they start being abusive. That's only happened to me a couple of times, though. The second time, the guy grabbed my boob so I stomped on his foot and then I got the typical response "Bittch!:
IN that instance, i should have been a lot ruder :)