Friday, June 30, 2006

Born Different

Most of us know that no one chooses to be gay or straight. Yet that is still a myth the radical right uses to try and discredit our struggle for equal rights. The anti-gay groups claim that gay civil rights are "special rights". I have heard many times that gays don't deserve any rights because, unlike other minorities, they chose to be gay.
Visit the website Borndifferent.org.
This website dispels some of the myths that anti-gay groups are constantly spreading, such as the myth that being gay is unnatural. The truth is that homosexuality has been shown to occur naturally throughout the animal kingdom.
Another dangerous myth is that gay people can be "converted". This is simply untrue. Conversion is impossible and detrimental to those who try it.
Borndifferent.org doesn’t just state that facts, it gives you the proof to back them up through research articles from different sources.
They also have a section called “what scientists say”......
"... sexual orientation is not a choice and cannot be altered..."
- American Psychological Association
Anyone who still thinks that people choose to be gay should ask themselves when then they chose to be straight.

2 Comments:

At 11:53 AM, Anonymous Laurel said...

Check out the book "Biological Exuberance : Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity" by Bruce Bagemihl. He did an *extensive* survey of peer-reviewed scientific literature and found that homosexuals are a natural part of the population in countless species. Two other interesting observations came from his book. First, he found that poor assumptions by researchers can influence the results. For example, oft times researchers would assume that if they saw 2 animals mating, the one on the bottom must be female and on top must be male. When they actually started checking, they found that the sex of individuals was sometimes outside of prudish expectations. Second, a number of species have more than 2 sexes or are hermaphrodites. If you are a clown fish, your sex can change when your social rank changes. The Orlando of the fish realm! So the assumption of biary sex/sexuality in humans may be convenient for bookkeeping, but it may also be invalid when examined at the species level.

 
At 12:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good for public interest -- check out this cool company at publicinterest.tv. it's about time someone started to counter the bs messaging put out by the right in this countrty.

 

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