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    Default Is homosexuality on the rise?


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    I know two people that just came out this year. One of them was a total shock. So my question to you is homosexuality on the rise? Or is this simply a matter that we have progressed (or descended) so much as a society that gays feel comfortable about coming out? Thoughts?

    If this thread goes well I have follow up questions. Lots.
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    Default Re: Is homosexuality on the rise?

    Wel I think its two things. The first is, as there is a open place in society for the gay community, gay people are now much more noticable. Before, if there were any gay communities, they were small groups or under ground clubs. The only way you would know about these groups is if you were in them. Most gays had no way to connect to other gay people.
    The other reason is a lot of gay men and women either knew they were gay and decided to live in a heterosexual life, or gay people who never fully admitted to themselves they were gay. In both cases gay people found the only way to live "openly" in society was to hide, and live there whole lives in heterosexual relationships. So its not that homosexuality is on the rise, its that now there is a open place for gay people in our society, so the community no longer has to hide.

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    Default Re: Is homosexuality on the rise?

    It's more that society - as a whole - has become more accepting nowadays then it was, say, 30 years ago.

    This is why you'll find a lot more gay people today than 30 years ago.

    Though, homosexuality may be on the rise. Who knows, really? It's probably just that more people are coming out now.

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    Default Re: Is homosexuality on the rise?

    They feel safer coming out than in the 60's or 70's, or even 3 years ago.

    I don't think it's on the rise...I just think more people are Bicurious and think they're gay...or people are posing as bisexual because the other gender finds it attractive....but yes, they are coming out more.

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    Default Re: Is homosexuality on the rise?

    Quote Originally Posted by teenboy9
    The other reason is a lot of gay men and women either knew they were gay and decided to live in a heterosexual life, or gay people who never fully admitted to themselves they were gay.
    Ok that's where I'm at. Now I donít want to make this too personal, but is there anything wrong with that? Iím sure I could find a girlfriend if I wanted one, but is that just selfish and cowardly? Life sucks...
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    Default Re: Is homosexuality on the rise?

    No-one has proven how homosexuality occurs:

    If it is inherited then homosexuality should be on the increase because we're in the middle of a population boom. The whole population increases and thus homosexuality increases proportionally. Thus, we should have the same percentage of homosexual peoples in the world now as there was ever.

    However, if it is through the upbringing that we obtain our sexual preferences, then homosexuality could be seen to be increasing. Since the community accepts homosexuality now more than what it was like x amount of years ago, people will not be as pressured to be heterosexual. This could mean that people are "free to choose" their sexuality without any worries. Thus, the percentage of homosexual people in the world should increase.

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    Default Re: Is homosexuality on the rise?

    Personally I think it is a physiological disorder.
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    Default Re: Is homosexuality on the rise?

    DO I think more people are becoming homosexual? No.
    Do i feel more people feel it is safer to come out due to the progress of society? Yes.

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    Default Re: Is homosexuality on the rise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Parker87
    Personally I think it is a physiological disorder.
    Really? I feel the same way about heterosexuality.

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    Default Re: Is homosexuality on the rise?

    What you think it's not normal to be interested in girls? Do you think it's not normal to be able to have kids? Now I donít want to get in an argument here, but itís people like you that frustrate me. Homosexuality is not normal or something to be proud of.It should be tolerated, but not encouraged.
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    Penguin Re: Is homosexuality on the rise?

    I do not believe that homosexuality is "on the rise", it has much more to do with the increasingly tolerant climate so that fewer gay people are hiding it.
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    Default Re: Is homosexuality on the rise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Parker87
    Homosexuality is not normal or something to be proud of.
    It's not normal in the sense that the majority of the population are homosexual but, regardless of how it's caused, it is natural. It doesn't exist solely in humans.

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    Default Re: Is homosexuality on the rise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Errol
    It's not normal in the sense that the majority of the population are homosexual but, regardless of how it's caused, it is natural. It doesn't exist solely in humans.
    That's never been proven.
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    Default Re: Is homosexuality on the rise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Parker87
    What you think it's not normal to be interested in girls? Do you think it's not normal to be able to have kids? Now I donít want to get in an argument here, but itís people like you that frustrate me. Homosexuality is not normal or something to be proud of.It should be tolerated, but not encouraged.
    Uhm, Its not abnormal, it occurs in nature. It may even be a form of population control. It's normal, just less common.

    Also, i agree it isnt something to be proud of. I think people should be proud of living with prejudice and being true to themselves though.

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    Default Re: Is homosexuality on the rise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Parker87
    What you think it's not normal to be interested in girls? Do you think it's not normal to be able to have kids? Now I donít want to get in an argument here, but itís people like you that frustrate me. Homosexuality is not normal or something to be proud of.It should be tolerated, but not encouraged.
    Are you TRYING to get everyone who visits this forum pissed at you??

    Just wondering.

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