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Are people born gay/straight/bi or....
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Do you think sexual orientation is a matter of heredity? That people are born into it? Do you think it’s a choice, or something developed over time? Personally I think that it can be any one of these things. I think some people are born gay. I think others choose to be gay and pursue that sexual orientation for various reasons. The lead signer of Nirvana, for example, decided to live as a homosexual in high school as a stunt.

Statistics have shown some genetic similarities between most homosexuals. Other statistics have shown similarities between the styles of parents of homosexuals. I think that it can be any one of these three things, what are your thoughts?
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Ah a nurture vs nature thread. Actually a friend of mine is writing a research paper on this for his final. I may have to look into it.

Personally I think there is a genetic inclination for homosexual people. I don't mean that there is a gene that automatically makes them homosexual or bisexual, but some people are shall we say predestined for it? That's not really the right idea I want to convey but oh well.

You should read this article:
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=1502306

The NCBI website also has a lot of interesting links that could help you out.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
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wow i totally agree with the shroom
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Being gay/tomboy whatever is a force. They develop it on how they are treated or how they see the world. Then they choose to be that way.
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mushroomjay wrote:

I didn't bother reading any of the bull shit in the first post, nor some of my good friend Jamehze's post.

This is utter bull shit, you can't be born with an opinion in sexual preference unless you were genetically modified as a stem-cell and that was your first opinion or whatever.

You need to be retarded to think that. Seriously.


XD This is cool!!!
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dawn1theMARCO wrote:

Being gay/tomboy whatever is a force. They develop it on how they are treated or how they see the world. Then they choose to be that way.


I agree.. it's affected by their surroundings
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No one actually knows where sexual orientaion comes from, nor have I heard of any evidence to answer the question. I'd like to see some though.
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why does it matter? when it comes to gay people, they've always been there, and, by the looks of it, they always will.
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It dosn't matter.
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I think people are born gay. its something natural, maybe it has something to do with the wiring in the brain while a child is in the womb. it isnt a choice! why would we, or rather homosexuals choose a life of persecution, discrimination, and fear? well anyways

I believe homosexuals are born not created, and the environment they grew up in helped shaped their personalities, likes, and dislike. Not all gays are flamboyant, a lot of them are butch or musculine to the point of someone not believing they are gay. same goes with lesbians, there are some lesbians that i know who you wouldnt even think are. then there are bisexuals, well to me they are somewhat of a mystery
but I also think its natural to like both sex.
and to the first post about homosexuals being created, well i think some are, but only the ones that were sexually forced by heterosexuals or in the closet homosexuals at a very young age.

o hell im not making much sense. its late, im tired from school and work, and had a lonnng discussion on the season finale of Battlestar Galactica about the cyclons. so i apologize if whatever i wrote up there doesnt make sense. o and i am gay. Im a big well not so big gay asian. I'm a Gaysian
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I think it can happen both ways. I know of some studies that show an active or inactive gene depending on the case that inverted certain pheramone receptors etc. I have a friend who knew he was gay at 4. He had a crush on the original batman.

Mine was the opposite of the primary developement that generally creates homosexuality. (and I am bi). My mom and grandmother were both extremely extremely abusive. At least thats what I think led to it. It's not so much that I prefer one gender as I feel I cannot trust women on a certain level :P.
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I think it can happen both ways. I know of some studies that show an active or inactive gene depending on the case that inverted certain pheramone receptors etc. I have a friend who knew he was gay at 4. He had a crush on the original batman.


oh thats cool. i dont know.. i thought maybe it took time to realise if ones bi/gay/les..
hahaha i didnt really bother reading the super long first entry xD (lazy)
i didnt think that were possible.. to know at that young of age.. but i guess it is =)
as for me.. i dont know if ill be bi or les.. or remain straight.. who knows
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woohhh..... hehehe! this is interesting... I honestly think it's a choice! you can't be gay by the time you get out of your mother's womb! thats kindah aBnormal! and also its weird! wahhh!! but Ibisexuals are cool!! hehehe!
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I think its a choice too, people get married and then sometimes turn gay/les/bi and visa versa. If it was a genetic thing then in certain communities where genes are similear people would have more gay/les/bi babies.
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