Just goes to show how little you understand homosexuality...<quoted text>If that makes you happy. You seem very homophobic and fearful of gays. No, I surround myself with people who work and function in certain businesses. In fact, most of my friends are straight. I don't ask them if they are gay, because I do not care. I also frequent Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks, where I know a lot of Persians. Nice, thanks for proving that you are getting destroyed in this debate. I always love how you gays always dig deep and use gay slurs as your best hate attacks.
You may need this. By the way, I know your type. You like to try to shift the debate into attacks, so you can avoid the facts and so you can report to the Mods that your feelings were hurt.
Multiple studies have identified high rates of psychiatric illness, including depression, drug abuse and suicide attempts, among selfprofessed gays and lesbians.74 Some proponents of GLB rights have used these findings to conclude that mental illness is induced by other people's unwillingness to accept same-sex attraction and behavior as normal. They point to homophobia, effectively defined as any opposition to or critique of gay sex, as the cause for the higher rates of psychiatric illness, especially among gay youth.75 Although homophobia must be considered as a potential cause for the increase in mental health problems, the medical literature suggests other conclusions.
An extensive study in the Netherlands undermines the assumption that homophobia is the cause of increased psychiatric illness among gays and lesbians. The Dutch have been considerably more accepting of same-sex relationships than other Western countries ó in fact, same-sex couples now have the legal right to marry in the Netherlands.76 So a high rate of psychiatric disease associated with homosexual behavior in the Netherlands means that the psychiatric disease cannot so easily be attributed to social rejection and homophobia.
You see, I am not a bigot like you. I
You do realize that coming to terms with one's sexual orientation has more to do with self-acceptance than it does with societal acceptance don't you?
Just because the adult population of The Netherlands has advanced to a level of acceptance of homosexuality doesn't mean that it is the Garden of Eden for gay people.
We still have to deal with school-yard bullying by our young peers. We still must face the possibility of being ostracized by our families. We still have to deal with narrow minded religious sects.
Even Dutch gay people see how "their kind" is treated around the world. It continues to send a strong and negative message to them.
Until there is across the board acceptance of homosexuality from childhood through adulthood, gay individuals will continue to deal with the stress and strife of being "different". And this long term stress will result in personal, psychological discomfort.
Living in San Francisco, one of the gay friendliest cities in America, didn't insulate us from the attacks by the rest of the state--particularly by the proponents of Proposition 8.
See, you know nothing about being gay. You believe you do, but you don't. You lack true empathy. You lack a basic understanding of the science regarding homosexuality.
In the bigger picture, it doesn't matter. You are only one ignorant person in a sea of others who are finally beginning to understand gays. We live in a time where parents are beginning to understand that their child may be gay. These parents are providing a supportive and loving environment for their kids. That's progress.
And the world will continue to see progress when it comes to understanding homosexuality.
People like you are becoming a thing of the past. In the future, your family will see the things you have written and hang their heads in shame.