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that is supposed to go left
to cure it
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: JoshuaCox
Now if you decided to write this OP about finding and curing a biological defect that causes people to enjoy harming others, I would say yes to that.
Following extensive examination of published and unpublished materials, we provide a history of the use of dexamethasone in pregnant women at risk of carrying a female fetus affected by congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). This intervention has been aimed at preventing development of ambiguous genitalia, the urogenital sinus, tomboyism, and lesbianism.
originally posted by: badw0lf
a reply to: kurthall
I think the major reason any gay person would say they wish they had been born straight, is how the society around them has treated them, and not due to their own sexuality.
i think we are very, very different people, and i often find myself disagreeing viscerally with the things you post, but you've hit it out of the park here. I've wished i'd been born "normal" so soso many times in my life, and it's always as a direct result of the way i'm treated for what i am. When i'm accepted - hell, even just not outright persecuted - i've been able to find as much happiness and fulfilment as any other person who has survived the things i've survived.
I imagine a world where we fix people who think that everyone needs to be fixed, a world where i didn't get beaten in the street all my teen years for being a little bit different, and i wonder just how much i could have thrived.
LGBT people don't need to be fixed.
The world around us does.
Further, i just want to mention that i have a relationship with my girlfriend so deep, so nurturing, and so right that i find it literally impossible to imagine a way i could have anything better if we were "cured".
That there are people in this world who can look at something so beautiful and pure and think only of taking it away to make us more like them.... it turns my stomach, it really does. And to do it with such a condescending tone, like it's in OUR interest? no thANK you. what is good for me is my WIFE. what is good for me is my beautiful GAY life. i'ma DYKE, man, and i am so proud of it.
Go fix yourself.
ETA; whoops, got a little bit emotional there. the thought of the love of my life being taken away to 'fix' me drove me to start drinking while i typed and that probably shows. i'm gonna go watch some GAY bands now, and revel in the QUEER place i live. i hope others continue to voice what an evil line of thought this thread espouses.