one of the many reasons thinking for yourself is infinitely important.
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Give Sally Ride’s Partner Death Benefits!
Sally Ride — who was the first American woman in space — recently died and was rightfully celebrated as a hero for her service and risking her life for the United States.
Unfortunately, Ride’s domestic partner of 27 years Tam O’Shaughnessy, under federal law, will not receive the survivor annuity, death benefits, or Social Security payments that are given to family members of heterosexual astronauts.
Even though the majority of Americans support the rights of same-sex couples and more states are legalizing marriage equality, 1,138 benefits are still denied to these couples (even if they’re married) because of the Defense of Marriage Act.
The government should treat Sally Ride’s partner with all of the respect partners of heterosexual astronauts are given. Please tell the United States government to give Sally Ride’s partner death benefits and to fight against DOMA!
Sign the petition here.
It is completely natural. You don’t have to feel shamed or uncomfortable about it, and don’t let anyone else make you uncomfortable about it. You have the right to feel how you feel. When I was younger I identified as straight, but as I got older I realized that I was attracted to women. And a couple years after that, I realized that women were all I could think about.. hence, I now identify as lesbian (as I have no attraction toward, or ever see myself being with a man in the future).
It’s healthy to explore your sexuality. It is in exploring yourself, needs, wants, and desires that you can really understand who you are. I have felt liberated in finally understanding my nature and my sexuality. Liberate yourself too! And stop worrying about what everyone else thinks. Be comfortable with yourself, and if others aren’t comfortable with your sexuality, they don’t have to be. You don’t need anyone else’ approval. Just Be You!
This is a very interesting article with studies conducted by OkCupid.com
I recently came across a religious man on youtube who came to these assumptions. I’m turning for the night, but I’ll be on this in the morning.
His Youtube account:
First I want to show you the stats on the medical dangers that are found in Homosexuality, followed by the trauma aspects.
It will also give the footnotes at the end.
Medical dangers of Homosexuality, and homosexuality being caused by Trauma.
The FDA statistics are as follows.
Men who have sex with other men since 1977 have an HIV prevalence 60 times greater than the general population, 800 times greater than first time blood donors, and 8.000 times higher than repeat donors.
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Research from the Family research institute ( FRI ) of Colorado have discovered that the average lifespan of a male homosexual is only 39 years.
Where 80% of married men lived past 65, only 2% of homosexuals lived that long.
FRI found that sodomites were 116 times more apt to be murdered: 24 times more apt to commit suicide; and has a traffic-accident death rate 18 times the rate of comparably-aged white males.
Heart attacks, Cancer and liver failure were exceptionally common.
20% of lesbians died of murder, suicide, or accident - a rate of 487 times higher than that of white females ages 25-44.
The FRI details on their web site the disgusting and unsanitary sexual practices that contribute to this early death sentence.
The “outing” of the homosexual lifestyle in our culture has unleashed over 50 sexually transmitted diseases ( STD’s )
Sexual Abuse: A Major Cause Of Homosexuality?
It is a well-documented fact that many many homosexuals were sexually abused when young. (This paper will conclude with a list of some books which support that statement.)
In other words, there is an abundance of evidence that many many homosexuals were born heterosexual but were disoriented by sexual abuse.
Indeed, there are many more cases of sexual abuse than there are cases of homosexuality. As one large study discussed in a 1997 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found, on average 12.8% of women and 4.3% of men recall being sexually abused.1 (How many do not recall it?)
According to Dr. James E. Soukup, author of a book which deals with several subjects including sexual abuse: “In one national study in 1985, 27 percent of the females interviewed and 16 percent of the males reported to have been sexually abused as children. Other studies indicate that these figures are too low. It is suggested that eighty percent of all sexual abuse is not reported.”2
The Associated Press noted in late 1998 that, according to an analysis of 166 studies covering the years 1985-97: “As many as one in five boys is sexually abused….It [also] concluded that sexual abuse of boys is underreported and undertreated….Earlier studies have shown that 25 percent to 35 percent of girls are sexually abused.”3
(According to a JAMA review of literature re the sexual abuse of boys, only 10%-33% of male abuse victims ever tell anyone about that abuse.4 The review also found that: “Abused [male] adolescents, particularly those victimized by males, were up to 7 times more likely to self-identify as gay or bisexual than peers who had not been abused.”5 And regarding female abuse victims, one study found that 38% of adult women ages 18-31 who were sexually abused when young [between ages 10 months to 12 years] did not remember that they were sexually abused when young.6)
Whatever the true percentages are of male and female sex abuse victims, considering how high the suggested/reported numbers are compared to the percentage of the population that is homosexual (only 1%-2%), we can see that sexual abuse can theoretically account for every case of homosexuality.
Too, there currently is no definitive proof that anyone is born homosexual. Several studies by homosexual researchers claimed to find some possible biological bases for homosexuality. But other scientists easily pointed out the flaws in those studies, and the results of those studies have yet to be replicated by others. In the words of pro-homosexual Newsweek magazine: “In the early ’90s, three highly publicized studies seemed to suggest that homosexuality’s roots were genetic….More than five years later the data have never been replicated.”7 (This fact has been almost totally ignored by the biased, untrustworthy, dominant liberal media.) And in the May/June 2008 issue of Psychology Today we have this: “No one has yet identified a particular gay gene….There is no all-inclusive explanation for the variation in sexual orientation, at least none supported by actual evidence….[T]here are many different mechanisms [involving both nature and nurture], not a single one, for producing homosexuality.”8
(And even if there ever was a “homosexual gene,” since most if not all homosexuals do not sire offspring, one would think that homosexual genes would disappear or die out.)
So how can anyone claim, in good conscience, that homosexuals are born that way and have no choice? When someone says they are homosexual, our first response should be to try and find out if he/she was sexually abused and, if so, to then punish the abuser. Our next response should be to provide therapy to homosexuals to help them cope with their problems.
Those who push the born-homosexual line are effectively ignoring the sexual abuse of children. What kind of “people” want to let pedophiles get away with sexually abusing little kids?
(If sexual abuse happens to a one-year or two-year old child, he or she may not remember it later in life because it happened at such a young age. However, the trauma can govern the rest of the victim’s life. Some homosexuals will swear they were never sexually abused, but they have no way of knowing for sure.)
Skilled psychologists and psychiatrists like Masters and Johnson, Charles Socarides, Joseph Nicolosi, Benjamin Kaufman, Elizabeth Moberly, Jeffrey Satinover, and Gerard van den Aardweg, have had success changing homosexuals into heterosexuals. (They have been successful because most if not all homosexuals were probably born heterosexual.)
Dr. Reuben Fine, Director of the New York Center for Psychoanalytic Training: “It is paradoxical that even though the politically active homosexual group[s] denies the possibility of change, all studies from Schrenk-Notzing on have found positive effects, virtually regardless of the kind of treatment used….If the homosexual patients were motivated, whatever procedure [i.e., treatment] is adopted, a large percentage will give up their homosexuality.”9
Those who oppose using therapy to change homosexuals into heterosexuals are, in effect, trying to keep homosexuals locked into homosexuality. Those who oppose such therapy do not want homosexuals to have a choice, a way out of homosexuality. That’s un-American, inhumane, intolerant, and meanly oppressive.
In addition, considering all the solid scientific evidence that many homosexuals are mentally disturbed to one degree or another because of sexual abuse (or dysfunctional parents or other negative developmental influences many homosexuals experienced), it is clear that those psychiatrists and psychologists who say homosexuality should NOT be on the officially approved list of mental illnesses are seemingly incompetent malpractitioners. They appear to be more interested in being “politically correct” than in the truth. Incompetent malpractitioners should have their licenses to ply their professions revoked.
(A book written by Dr. Ronald Bayer, a pro-homosexual psychiatrist, titled Homosexuality and American Psychiatry: The Politics of Diagnosis, explains how the decision to remove homosexuality from the officially approved list of mental disorders was based on power politics and intimidation by homosexual groups NOT science.)
One last note: Homosexuals do not want you to know that many of them were sexually abused when young, because many people who were so abused go on to molest others. And homosexuals do not want you to know that they are more likely to molest children than heterosexuals are.10 (Note of clarification: While that is a fact, there is no proof at this time that it is because of their homosexuality, but rather because so many of them were sexually abused themselves.)
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