Gay?

@Pose123 (21667)
Canada
December 16, 2007 9:16pm CST
Are you a young person who is Gay? Have you come out to your friends or parents or are you afraid? How do you feel about the way society looks at gays? If you are not gay, and whatever your age, do you know people who are struggling with this and just don't know what to do? Do you think that a lot of young people commit suicide because they know they are gay, and are unable to deal with it? Do you think that it is ever possible for a gay person to become straight? What should society be doing?
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4 responses
@alamode (3073)
• United States
17 Dec 07
Hey, pose... society should probably get its collective nose out of other people's love lives... I certainly have never wanted or accepted anyone prying about in mine, and everyone else should be extended the same courtesy.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
17 Dec 07
I agree, as long as it's two concenting adults, it's nobody's business.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
18 Dec 07
Hi alamode, We'd have a much better world if more people thought as you do. Thank you for responding. Blessings.
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@Mirita (2668)
• United States
17 Dec 07
I think that Society accepts gay individuals ,and whatever people do with their lives in their business ,but I don't see the need to anounce that a person is gay. I don't go around telling people that I'm heterosexual.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
18 Dec 07
Hi Mirita, Thank you for responding. Unfortunately gays are not accepted in our society, and have had to fight for every inch of human rights that they have managed to gain over the last 25-40 years. You and I have not had to do so. If heterosexuals experienced the hatred and harassment that gays have suffered, they would be more compassionate. I'm pleased that you feel that whatever anyone does with their lives is there own business, but unfortunately everyone is not like you. Blessings.
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@cyntrow (8525)
• United States
18 Dec 07
I am a straight female, but i know gay people from my youth. My great uncle spent 50 years with his lover in a time when he could have been imprisoned for his love. My uncle has been with his for over 30 years and he has risked losing his job for the relationship. My brother and his partner have been together for 9 years this March. THe one that really strikes me is my ex husband. We were married for 2 years before he told me that he had been lying to me for all of our time together. Adn we had a son, who is also gay. I'm convinced it's genetics. The point is that no person would choose to be hated for who they love
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
18 Dec 07
Hi cyntrow, Thank you for responding. You are a very understanding person, and I agree about it being genetic. Hopefully, the younger generation will be more understanding and compassionate. Blessings.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
20 Dec 07
I know a lot of people who are still in hiding in the dark that he could not come out in the open. I pity then for they are not able to show their true self. I think gay people should be allowed to show who they really are and express what they want to do. I am not gay but I have high respects for those that are already gay.
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