Wednesday, November 09, 2005

No need to "Dear Abby" anymore, just ask government

The following is a list of questions and answers about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people. (Courtesy of Benton County)

Is there something wrong with being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender?

No. There is nothing wrong with being GLBT - in fact, there's a lot to celebrate.
Like the special treatment you get from public institutions. That and AIDS...

How does someone know they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered?

Some people say that they have "felt different" or knew they were attracted to people of the same sex from the time they were very young. Some transgender people talk about feeling from an early age that their gender identity did not match parental and social expectations. Others do not figure out their sexual orientation or gender identity until they are adolescents or adults. Often it can take a while for people to put a label to their feelings, or people's feelings may change over time.
So really there is no way to "know" if you are gay. It kind of depends on what popular culture says at the moment or if you are in prison...

Can gay people have families?

YES.
All caps huh? How about: What is the ideal family to raise children in? Can we ask that question?

What about: Can government just get back to it's job of public safety and infrastructure instead of writing sex advice columns?

1 comment:

Jon said...

Some transgender people talk about feeling from an early age that their gender identity did not match parental and social expectations.

Expectations??? What the heck? You mean when a child is born "with a stem on the apple" you have an expectation that it is male? Wow.