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02-08-2007, 04:10 PM
USA Today ran a story (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-02-07-gay-teens-cover_x.htm) yesterday about how teens are coming out at younger ages than in the past, as well as interesting figures on how acceptance of homosexuality seems to be inevitably marching forward generationally. It seems indeed that time is on our side. Not that Family Research Council is supportive at all --- the story notes that, according to our ant-gay lobbying friends, "young people have no business committing to a sexual identity until they're adults".
02-08-2007, 04:27 PM
... they just got one lousy paragraph to spew their insidious views. The rest of the story seemed genuinely positive.
02-08-2007, 04:32 PM
There were a lot of openly gay students at my high school, which was wonderful to see even though I hadn't come to terms with my sexuality yet. However sometimes I felt these students were unfairly targeted by teachers...one friend was put in detention for simply kissing her girlfriend on the cheek, while straight couples could make out in the halls and no one would bat an eye. :rolleyes:
Despite all that I'm glad that so many people my age are coming out sooner. I think the earlier the better, and also I think when straight students see this at a younger age, it lets them know that we aren't all that different from them.
02-08-2007, 07:26 PM
Frankly from my viewpoint the FRC doesn't give a d--- about glbt youth or their families, to them they'd probably rather see a so-called Christian family kick the kid out into the steets unless he "shaped" up. Of course they would probably justify that in the name of "tough" love... even though the child suffers. But remember these people don't really care.. I've had my personal experiences with them, and they are impervious to the suffering of GLBT people.. in reality I think they are anti-family, rather than pro family.. instead of bringing families together on the issue of having a GLBT youth,and helping parents understand and accept and support their children, they work further to divide the family in creating more conflict between parent and child , and help tear them apart.
02-08-2007, 07:29 PM
Not that Family Research Council is supportive at all --- the story notes that, according to our ant-gay lobbying friends, "young people have no business committing to a sexual identity until they're adults".
as long as they hold the same standard for young people who appear to be straight......
02-08-2007, 07:33 PM
My mother once said , how can anyone as a parent who really loves their child, disown or kick their child out because of their sexual orientation.. My sister in law does not approve of the lifestyle and has an older sister who is now living with a female partner, but her reservations about the relationship expressed concern that the other woman's ex husband who had been abusive in the past toward the woman may come after her sister. She still has a relationship with her sister and has learned to accept the other woman, so she hasn't ostracized them.
02-08-2007, 07:36 PM
Keltic ,really kewl statement:God is looking for spiritual fruits, not religious nuts!
02-08-2007, 07:40 PM
I think it is quite exciting that people are "coming out" at an earlier age than ever before. I imagine it is a good sign--that people are feeling more comfortable about themselves and what comes with that.
When I was in high school, which was not so long ago, there were a lot of openly gay females. It actually helped me feel more comfortable about myself--to see girls loving on girls was endlessly refreshing for me. A few of them are claiming a "straight orientation" now--so perhaps more thought needed to happen before "coming out", but it's hard for me to complain when I am quite thankful for their existence.
02-08-2007, 07:51 PM
the best revenge for me is to see a gay teen confident assert his/her entitlement to be stand proud
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