The gay gene

I wanted to share my view on homosexuality, because I believe that most of the time, those who realize that they are gay, can’t really help it. Some parents can notice it since from when their kid is little. Some don’t realize it until they become teenagers. It really bothers me when I hear stories where the fathers of gay sons basically lose it, or force them to be straight, thinking that it is by choice, but sometimes it isn’t. Yes, some homosexuals choose to be gay. I have an older cousin who is a lesbian because she chose to be. She told me that she was tired of heart breaks from guys and had enough of them, so now she only chooses girls. I may not agree with it, but like prop 8, it’s not my decision, let them do what they will without others restricting peoples’ lives just because we feel it’s wrong. I grew up being a tomboy, but I wasn’t ever gay. Since I was little you could tell, I’d play sports with the guys, I would play with Bionicles instead of Barbies. No one ever influenced me, I didn’t have an older sibling, I just lived how I did. My little sister’s Nina has a grandson who I noticed was different. He would play with Barbies, he would be more sensitive, and was reserved at times. That’s when I realized, that some people are just born that way.

So when i read about David Reimer and how he went under sex reassignment surgery, it made me think about how some people have to hid that they are homosexual. Gender benders, I guess there really is “other” when you choose “male” or “female”, you might be both at one point!

An article I found talked about a new finding supporting the gay gene. They found that the mothers of gay men were basically better off in terms of reproduction and fertility. “Not only are the maternal relatives of gay men more attractive, more fertile and subject to fewer complications during pregnancy, the study also found these women are extroverts and generally happier. In other words, if you’re the mother of a gay man, you’re pretty awesome.” It it shown that there is something going on genetically involving homosexuals. I think it’s great because it might actually save some lives, help parents understand that it isn’t their kids’ “fault”.

It might be a little different than majority of society, but I don’t believe we should judge on it, or pass laws restricting their rights. We are all human, and people need to understand what being different, or an individual, means. In T.V. shows, I noticed media is trying to make a difference, the new family comedy shows, can’t recall off the top of my head, they have gay parents involved now.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jjcrawford081
    Oct 11, 2012 @ 14:10:09

    this is cool


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  3. sociologysong
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 21:08:03

    Very nice discussion, Miko. I think you could have discussed how this relates to the reading a bit more, but overall, very good post. 5/5.4


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