The point at which circumstance reveals unambiguously the need to change.
After working late one night I returned home to find my family celebrating my first child's birthday with a party which I had completely forgotten about, and it was a Sputnik moment that made me realize the need to spend more time with my kids.
Someone who hates gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered persons because of simplistic, dehumanizing beliefs.
Some faghater saw my husband
carrying my purse
and thought it meant he was gay
, so he started shouting insults and threats and ended up getting kicked