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

62% 5 votes
38% 3 votes
  • 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.

    Posted by: Seido
  • 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.

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ChosenWolff says2014-07-15T16:26:35.6403639-05:00
ladiesman says2014-07-15T16:27:39.6003639-05:00
LGBT is not a disorder.
JasperFrancisShickadance says2014-07-15T16:27:46.3587342-05:00
Just would you?
JasperFrancisShickadance says2014-07-15T16:28:21.8295639-05:00
@ladiesman What else would you call it?
The_Immortal_Emris says2014-07-15T16:28:23.8731639-05:00
Homophobia and bigotry. When did you decide you were straight?
The_Immortal_Emris says2014-07-15T16:34:07.4058325-05:00
Ok, I'm going to assume the OP is just ignorant as to what constitutes an offensive statement. They are very young. Homosexuality is NOT a disorder. It was labeled as such for many, many years and that is why many homophobic individuals still refer to it as such. There is no known cause of homosexuality, as it is entirely intrinsic, from what science can tell us now. There are correlative stipulations, but they are not concrete. So, in the future, try to refrain from calling homosexuality a disorder, a disability, a physiological difference, or a defect. It is a different state of being, but until we can diagnose a concrete reason why it occurs, we must assume it is a natural state of development for large human populations. (this is easily correlated with other species which exhibit homosexual behaviors) Gay people don't choose to be gay, they simply are. The only choice individuals have is when it comes to acting on their desires. Many human beings are bisexual, many are asexual, more, like myself, are poly or pansexual. My orientation is very fluid. Some days I feel 100 percent straight, some days I like a bit of variety. I didn't choose this, it is simply how I am.
Seido says2014-07-15T16:37:56.2063402-05:00
What else would I call being LGBT? It depends on what part of LGBT you are. It would be a sexual orientation, your gender identity, or a few other categories. Being a part of the LGBT community is entirely normal. It is not a disorder, nor is it abnormal.
Seido says2014-07-15T16:39:04.9091806-05:00
Oh, and he is fairly young. At least according to his profile, he's 14 years old. Even that is a bit old for this level of bigotry and ignorance though.
ladiesman says2014-07-15T16:47:11.4787619-05:00
@JasperFrancis Being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender is that individual's sexual orientation.
ladiesman says2014-07-15T16:53:32.9098870-05:00
@JasperFrancis If people "choose" to be gay or bisexual, do you choose to be attracted to girls?
JasperFrancisShickadance says2014-07-15T17:20:02.9789177-05:00
I am a girl
ladiesman says2014-07-15T17:49:08.1539249-05:00
@JasperFrancis My bad.
ladiesman says2014-07-15T18:58:48.5682566-05:00
Homosexuals are attracted to members of their sex the same way heterosexuals are attracted to members of the opposite gender.
Vere_Mendacium says2014-07-16T14:14:39.9747726-05:00
I wonder if being prejudice or ignorant are disorders too...

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