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Does being gay run in your family? (Page 1)

Does being gay run in families?
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36%  36%  [ 7 ]
21%  21%  [ 4 ]
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Do you have gay siblings and you are gay also? Cousins? Aunts? Uncles? Does it run in your family? Is it hereditary?
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replied February 12th, 2008
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not sure, I have two cousins who are lesbians and I tend to lean towards bisexuality. Not sure you can say that its hereditary though - what is the proof?
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replied February 12th, 2008
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I don't have any proof, I was just curious.I have 2 gay cousins, a lesbian cousin and a trans aunt. I have heard that it did and I was watching LOGO the other night and there was this family of 6 kids and 5 of them were gay or lesbian. I just thought it was interesting and decided to take a poll..Smile
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replied February 12th, 2008
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homerx wrote:
I don't have any proof, I was just curious.I have 2 gay cousins, a lesbian cousin and a trans aunt. I have heard that it did and I was watching LOGO the other night and there was this family of 6 kids and 5 of them were gay or lesbian. I just thought it was interesting and decided to take a poll..Smile


I've always felt that your born with it, that you don't choose it, it chooses you.
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replied February 12th, 2008
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Yeah, definitely. I was born gay, no doubt about it. respect
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replied February 12th, 2008
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homerx wrote:
Yeah, definitely. I was born gay, no doubt about it. respect


Your born with it but it may take awhile for you to realize it and then inform others. That leaves most of them to think that you chose it IMO.
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replied February 12th, 2008
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I never thought of it that way...that really makes a lot of since!
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replied February 12th, 2008
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homerx wrote:
I never thought of it that way...that really makes a lot of since!


What you "chose" is when you accept it and when you tell people. But its already been pre-determined IMO.

So when did you chose to accept/acknowledge it?
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replied February 12th, 2008
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When I was 16 I came out to my family but I always new. I was born gay and have always been gay because ever since I had my first crush it was on a boy at school and I have never been in love or had sex or strong feelings for a girl...although I love them I am not attracted to them mentally or physically.
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replied February 12th, 2008
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homerx wrote:
When I was 16 I came out to my family but I always new. I was born gay and have always been gay because ever since I had my first crush it was on a boy at school and I have never been in love or had sex or strong feelings for a girl...although I love them I am not attracted to them mentally or physically.
How about you?


When I was like 10 or 11 I was attracted to a couple of neighborhood boys that I played with. But it was around freshman year in highschool when I was in gym class watching the other guys change that I wondered why I was staring at them. I dated girls and all, was attracted to them as well but there was still the highly charged feelings of seeing a naked guy. To this day I still like looking at gay porn even though I am married, attracted and totally in love with my wife.
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replied February 13th, 2008
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I guess that makes you bi...does your wife know?
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replied February 13th, 2008
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homerx wrote:
I guess that makes you bi...does your wife know?


no.
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replied February 13th, 2008
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Don't know my family history past my grandmothers, but in the current generation my daughter is BI, 2 nephews (brothers) are gay. We suspected about 1 nephew when he was a toddler. I just found out about the other. One is out to parents, other isn't. Parents are real jerks about it all. I found out about my daughter by accident. She hasn't come out to me, but it doesn't matter. I'd love her any way she was.
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replied February 13th, 2008
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Don't know my family history past my grandmothers, but in the current generation my daughter is BI, 2 nephews (brothers) are gay. We suspected about 1 nephew when he was a toddler. I just found out about the other. One is out to parents, other isn't. Parents are real jerks about it all. I found out about my daughter by accident. She hasn't come out to me, but it doesn't matter. I'd love her any way she was.


I wish you were my parent!... Smile It is so refreshing to hear pure love is still alive and that some parents are able to love there kids no matter who they fall in love with. respect 2thumbs 4you We could use more like you on this planet.
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:Omg, I know. My dad told me "What ever floats your boat" I was like >< And got pissed. But I still havent told him I was gay. i just happen to hear him say that. But I know If I told him he wouldn't care and that's the problem. He wouldn't even acknowledge it. Kinda the difference between when a dad asks his straight kid who he has a crush on or something. or to go ask them out.Yeah... My dad deff. wouldn't be saying that to me if he found out. But you know... W/e I dont need my family. Love is Enough for me.-Just gotta find it first Smile-
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replied February 13th, 2008
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I can't understand how you can love a child and alienate them at the same time??!!
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replied February 13th, 2008
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Me either...it is so sad and unnecessary. I know if I had a child I would have to love him or her no matter what there sexuality, after all, it isn't something you choose, its just who you are..I believe sexuality is innate and being gay or bi or trans or straight doesn't make you a good or bad person, that comes from the heart. There is good and bad in everyone and who you love and who you are attracted to has nothing to do with it.
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replied February 13th, 2008
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BTW, my daughter and nephews are the sole children of their generation in the family. I find that to be interesting.
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bakin_april wrote:
BTW, my daughter and nephews are the sole children of their generation in the family. I find that to be interesting.


Really? That is interesting indeed! Confused
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replied February 20th, 2008
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I have two cousins that are gay - one is lesbian, the other is gay - also, they are mother/son.

Mother had two kids previously before coming out and dating women. Her son just came out recently.

From there, not sure who else is gay/bi in my family.
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replied February 20th, 2008
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Mother and son...that is interesting...and kind of cool that they are both out and open with each other.
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