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Originally posted by DantesLost
Did You Choose To Be Straight?
your last reply was a cop out.
As a highly regarded shaman/monk - yes i would.
In some Native American cultures,male children who display feminine characteristics at an early age are valued by the tribe as a sacred trust.It is believed that the Great Spirit has sent this child to them as a go-between for males and females,a bridge between the sexes who understands both sides of the human condition.
Such a child is apprenticed to a shaman, or holy man of the tribe. In his training, he learns the traditional work of both sexes, dresses as a woman, and usually performs the functions of healer and arbiter for his people.
Many of the world’s cultures recognize more than two genders. The notion that there are those of us who do not fit precisely into either a male or female role has historically been accepted by many groups.
Among Native Americans, the role of third, fourth, or even fifth genders has been widely documented. Children, who were born physically male or female and yet showed a proclivity for the opposite gender, were encouraged to live out their lives in the gender role, which fit them best. The term used by Europeans to describe this phenomenon is Berdache.
"Traditionally, a person's sexual orientation also brought gifts of vision and understanding. People who were two-spirited (i.e., homosexual) were considered to have a great gift of vision that went beyond most people's abilities. Because of the nature of the two-spirited person, it was believed that they could understand and help solve problems that both women and men have individually or between each other. They possessed the ability to see an issue from both perceptions. Two-Spirited people were not only considered normal, but a vital and much needed part of the natural world and of the community as a whole."
(you bring up LOVE as your defense - let me ask you this: what is love?)
Originally posted by whatukno
Amusing thread, Ill play along...
If a person is bisexual, it is a choice. They are not gay, they are just horny...plain and simple, nothing more.
There are two sides to this. There are people who do make a choice to be gay. They have had such bad luck with the opposite sex, they choose to date the same sex for example. Other reasons, but there is a choice there.
I believe the thread should have veen called "when did you decide to be gay"
No offense to the OP, but this is just a retarded question.
Propagating the species...ever heard of it?
Why don't you ask your parents?
Gay men or Lesbian women sometimes were just born that way, and sometimes things happen to them, typically when they are young, that creates an attraction (or repulsion) to one gender over another for the rest of their lives.