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Loren, I thought the video was interesting too. The more we learn, the more we know.
I've always thought that Intersex people got a bad deal out of LGBT activism, almost always leaving out the "I". And yet, if anyone has a claim to the idea that gender and sex are not chosen traits, and the world isn't just binary, it's intersex people.
Daniel, that video was a genuine mind-bender, and it may have provided a couple data points on just how I got to be where I am on the sexual spectrum.Molte grazie, bro.
Wow! Very interesting video. I've never heard anything like that before. It's a beautiful theory. It even made me cry.
This guy says gay offfspring helps family survival, and is an evolutionary advantage for that reason. I've heard that theoretical concept before. He backs it up a little more, and adds the now trendy epigenetics to the mix. The evidence here is for gay men. He speculates, without evidence, this would also be true for Lesbians. Maybe it is. For other sexual minorites, the biology and sociobiology are anybody's guess. Without research, we won't know.
I like having some support. It's nice that once his son came out to him, he was, or became, supportive. Gay people often play the role of teaching their parents and community that we are not some sort of horrible demons. It's a burden. Without it, we would be in worse shape than we are. Also too bad that in societies that murder and ostracize gay people, this means that straights reduce their own privilege by eliminating the family members most likely to help their own families thrive. That suggests that they punish themselves and their families, by punishing their gay children.
I gave immeasurable care to my parents as they aged. I had to lie and say the cost was minimal, and the effort wasn't much, so tthey would accept that care. That makes it thankless, but I would do it again.
Interesting story about president little-hands' inauguration cake, or one of them. Supposedly it was plagiarized from one of Pres. Obama's cakes. The real story is more complicated, and funds fopr the cake are to go to HRC for LGBT civil rights. Plus, it's Styrofoam.
Wow, Carl, finally we are in fashion. I wonder if a little of the uptick is because so many died during the worst of the AIDS years, lowering our prevalence in society. As younger ones fill in, the proportion rises again. Pure speculation on my part. Of course there is less stigma in some places and more support in general, and more visibility, making being gay more acceptable and making it a little less wrenching for some to come out.
Just throwing this out for your reading pleasure:
An Increasing Number of Adults in the U.S. Identify As LGBT
Related to Don the Con's pick for Secretary of Education, known to be hostile to the whole idea of public schools:
What Trump Really Means When He Talks About "Government Schools" (Mother Jones)
(good discussion of framing in the service of "free-market-trumps-all" (so to speak), "I've got mine, screw you" right-wingers.)
I would love to attend that dance party. I so love when the trolls get trolled. LOL
[Progressive Secular Humanist]
Activists Host ‘Queer Dance Party’ Outside Mike Pence’s House
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