is being gay hereditary?

@coolchai (720)
Philippines
May 26, 2007 12:07am CST
my son's dad is living-in with a girl and that her child is about 8 yrs old. and when my son's dad would like to borrow his son and acquaint it with the gaychild of his live-in partner, should i be alarmed? is being gay hereditary? genetic? or its being absorbed or countageous? pls advise thank you!
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@Stiletto (4584)
4 Jan 08
Why are you spelling gay with stars? How can you possibly know the child is gay at 8 years old? I didn't know I was straight at 8 years old. At 8 years old boys were just a nuisance - I didn't find anyone cute and certainly not sexually attractive!! Absorbed or contagious???? Are you being serious?
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@coolchai (720)
• Philippines
26 Oct 17
I removed the stars
@lillake (1634)
• United States
26 May 07
Why are you spelling gay with the stars? No, it is not hereditarty or genetic or absorbed or contagious. The only thing alarming is that you would assume these things.
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@coolchai (720)
• Philippines
26 Oct 17
I removed the stars
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
3 Jan 08
Eight year old boys hate girls. Eight year old girls hate boys. That child is not a homosexual. He is a normal eight year old boy. It is not inherited, else the law in countries that permit abortion will conflict with the laws in those countries that say the homosexuals are a protected group. Therefore if it was inherited, and they found out that the aborted unborn was homosexual, the woman and her doctors would be charged with a hate crime. I feel this is outrageous, and it is a good chance that that girl will invite mostly homosexuals around and get child into that lifestyle rather than encourage him to meet girls later when he gets into his teens. So if the boy turns out to be a homosexual, it will be his parent's own actions and not in his genetic makeup.
@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
13 Sep 07
So you're homophobic then? If not, then you really have to take more care with your assumptions such as sexuality being 'contagious', unhealthy or thinking that your son should associate with a *possibly* gay child. (By the way, you can just write 'gay' without all the stars) Sexuality does not make a person any different, and they should not be treated any differently. There is no known 'cause' for homosexuality or bisexuality. There's thoughts that it is genetic, but it's not necessarily hereditary. Someone brought up with a gay parent or adult figure will not be gay just because of that - sexuality is something complex and unique for each person. It cannot be 'caught' by hanging around with a gay person, and to even think that is archaic and absurd. There's no reason for you to be alarmed or worried about your son, and no reason to alienate this child because of his sexuality.
@a_ce_e (1427)
• Philippines
26 May 07
For me, i don't believe that being a gay is hereditary. It is just in a state of mind. What makes them a gay is through influence of the environment he is living in, failure to act in its nature of masculinity due to this influences or lack of knowing who he should be. Just my own opinion.
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• United States
3 Jan 08
Can you not say gay? Is it against your religion to say gay? Are you scared of the word? Gay parents raise straight kids all the time. You're born gay or straight. Being near gay people doesn't make you gay anymore than standing near a tree makes you a leaf.