If you grew up never hearing about LGBT disorders, and you were an LGBT, would you think anything was abnormal in your life?Posted by: JasperFrancisShickadance
This is not supposed to be offensive. Just tell the truth. Sorry for the bad wording.
Yes, I would know I was LGBT
No because I never knew there was such a thing as LGBT
I'm pretty sure I would notice something felt off. For the record, disorder is a grossly inflammatory word.
1) Homosexuality, bisexuality, and other such groups within the LGBT community are NOT disorders. 2) There is nothing "abnormal" about the LGBT community 2) If by "abnormal" you mean would I feel not-straight... Yes, I would. Let's, for example, say that I was homosexual. That would mean that I would be attracted to men. I might not act upon it, because it would be out of social norms, and I might not know what to call it, but I would still have asexual and emotional attraction to males.
I'm a very critical thinker. I do not automatically assume the "normal" way is the right way. Just look at what was normal in many past societies. Human sacrifice in the Aztec civilization. The Holocaust in Nazi Germany. Obviously society saying so proves absolutely nothing. Does gay sex hurt others? No. Then others have no say in it. Depending on the circumstances I may become an activist or I may keep it secret.
When I grew up, I didn't even know sexuality was thing. I didn't know a person can be gay or be straight or be a specific gender. I didn't know these things even exist. I saw people would be identified as gay and they were in my eyes just ordinary people. I didn't know they had a specific group in which categorized them. It wasn't until 13 years old when during sex ed class they discussed what sexuality was. My parents never said anything about sexuality or gender identity; I just viewed them as people. And I am gay and proud of it.
If I was raised hearing that a certain sexuality or set of sexualities were disorders, and I fell into one of these categories, I would certainly think my life is abnormal. Parents need to educate their children on all forms of sexuality so we can end this intolerance. Nothing about LGBT constitutes a disorder.