Originally posted by j_kalin
4. Human cultures seem to have a built-in anti-gay bias or at most a tacit tolerance, but never a total idealism and acceptance of the homosexual. I
wonder if this isn't nature's/evolutions way of keeping enough gays in the "closet" so that at least some will be forced to have sex with women
and reproduce and thus keep this valuable trait in the gene pool?
Well that's not quite true.
The ancient Greeks did'nt have the concept of Gay or Straight, and
homosexuality was quite normal to them.
Homosexual relations, between both genders, but more noticeably men,
have always been at the least tolerated in Japan, and indeed during the
Meiji era it was considered more noble to be gay than to be straight.
In modern Europe homosexuality is, for the most part accepted by the
majority of people, and not considered negative by most.
The real problem is that religion has tainted culture in many negative
ways, teaching that different is wrong, and as such many cultures,
especially those based on religion, have had a stance against it.
Personally I do not think there is such a thing as homosexuality or
I think that all humans, and mammals are naturally bisexual, though to
differing extents, and that while genetics do play a role, that is making
a person more or less predisposed to leaning one way, it is not the sole
deciding factor on whether or not someone will primarily like females or
males, I do believe to that early environment ans sociocultural upbringing
are a factor as well, but as with genetics are not the sole deciding factor.