Part of the conversation I had with Thing One yesterday related to the fact that statistically speaking, the odds are that several of his classmates will identify as gay as adults. Purely as a numbers thing. The point I was attempting to make is that since he has no idea whose feelings he or others might be hurting at this moment with any kind of comment that could be construed as homophobic, that's a really good reason to keep his mouth shut and tell other people to close theirs too.
Just now, I got a text from a close friend whose child is in the same grade at the same school. Apparently one of their classmates came out to this kid today. Statistics really don't lie. I have no intention whatsoever of mentioning this to Thing One, but BOY, am I glad that we had that chat.