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originally posted by: Guyfriday
originally posted by: pressident
I mean why assume the 9yo is referring to sexual preference in the first place; if he identifies as gay why does he even have to chose to 'come out' or not?;. Do kids or adults who r straight make such decisions??
Are kids who identify as straight automatically heterosexual?
This almost sounds like an SNL skit. A person hosting a "Coming out Party" only to tell every one that they are straight. It always amuses me when a person has to tell me their sexual preference. It's not like I'm hitting on them, or wanting to get hit on, but they get all huffy when I tell them I'm straight. Hey if you're proud of your sexuality that's great, but I don't care about it.
Just like I told HR at my last job, "Keep it in the Supply Closet, I don't care".
originally posted by: carewemust
Monday, February 24, 2020
Over the weekend, Democratic Presidential candidate (and Mayor of South Bend, Indiana) Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg held a town hall.
Peter is gay. During the town hall, a 9 year-old boy asked Mr. Buttigieg how he could work up the courage to tell people that, even at his young age, he is gay.
More at: www.businessinsider.com...
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg had an emotional moment on Saturday night with a nine-year old boy who asked him for help to come out as gay.
During a Q&A session where questions were drawn from a fishbowl, the boy, later identified as, Zachary Ro, thanked the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana for his bravery and sought help from Buttigieg on "coming out".
"Would you help me tell the world I'm gay, too?" Ro asked the first openly gay presidential candidate, adding, "I want to be brave like you."
Candidate Buttigieg responded:
"Let me tell you a couple things that might be useful. The first thing is that it won't always be easy, but that's okay because you know who you are.," Buttigieg said.
" And that's really important because when you know who you are you have a center of gravity that can hold you together when all kinds of chaos is happening around you."
You Tube Video Clip of the Exchange: Twitter Version: twitter.com...
Post Town Hall Interview of 9 Year-old Zachary Ro: twitter.com...
QUESTION: Since being "Gay" denotes a sex/intercourse preference, how do 9 year-old kids know whether they prefer having it with males or females? Are 9 year-olds having sexual intercourse these days? (I'm old, and could be behind the times.)
originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: Boadicea
You're not young so you should know how the homophobic world was before people were accepted for "coming out". This is much healthier than supressing your feelings imo.
I think alot of people are making assumptions about homosexuals on the past 2-3 threads regarding LGBTQ without ever talking to them.
Maybe "coming out" is an act of freedom and unburdening. Not everyone lives in LA where LGBTQ is celebrated.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: carewemust
My oldest is gay. He was gay when he was 2, he was gay when he was 9, and he is gay now.
Im sure you can figure out how it can be "known". while my oldest hadn't had sex when he was 2, we could tell from his behavior he was gay, or would be gay.
being gay only has a little to do with how your use your genitals. Its more than just sex.