Originally posted by thegiftbearer
let us assume you are genetically programmed to pair-bond with a member of the same sex within your species.
(which is what you say when you say "i am born gay")
Let us say who you are sexually attracted to is such a small part of who any one is.
Gawd - - do heteros live their lives just to have sex? If you do I hope you are getting paid - - unless you are living in the woods eating off the
These gay guys had more to give humanity then spending all their time having sex or procreating.
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