Friday, February 13, 2009

Straight or Gay

Blogger Lisa posted a few photos of beefy guys and sexy gals in her webpage, and she wrote:

Guys please avoid the hunk photos and girls enjoy the hunks and chicks.

I left one comment in her post, saying:

Don’t be surprised if some guys like to look at the hunks photos.

You may be shocked to learn how many gays there are in the United States. Pollster Mark Penn writes:

In 1994, a National Opinion Research Center study on “The Social Organization of Sexuality” found that 9 percent of men and 4 percent of women said that they had engaged in at least some homosexual behavior since puberty Another study by a team at the Harvard School of Public Health reported that 6.2 percent of men and 3.6 percent of women reported a same-sex partner in the previous three years. A third study reported that 9 percent of men and 5 percent of women who had had at least one homosexual experience said those experiences could be described as “frequent” or “ongoing”.

(Source: Mark Penn, Microtrends)

Why does a man or a woman engage in homosexual behavior? Many believe that gay men and lesbians are shaped by the environment. Nonetheless, some people, especially the homosexuals, argue that a person’s sexual orientation is determined at birth. Christian Church, on the other hand, insists that homosexuality is a sinful lifestyle chosen by the individuals. In other words, God made them straight but they choose to be gay.

Now, if we assume that a person’s sexual orientation is indeed determined at birth and not chosen, there should be homosexuals everywhere in Malaysia too. Of course, in this conservative society, most homosexuals would not disclose their sexual orientation. A gay man is still likely to marry a woman. Secretly, however, he may go fishing with another guy in Gunung Belakang Pecah.

Here is a question for you to ponder:

Should you support gay marriage/union?

If you are a homosexual, you answer is obvious. However, even if you are straight, you should still give an affirmative answer. If not, you run a risk of marrying one of them!

P/S Gunung Belakang Pecah is Malay for Brokeback Mountain. This blogger is a straight man.

Brangelina vowed to not get married until gay marriage is legalized.

Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day.

May you enjoy a very romantic candlelight dinner with your lover - same-sex or otherwise.


  1. I read from Allan & Barbara Pease that gays, lesbians & transsexuals are genetically born with it..

    although the environment may also increased the choice of them choosing the same gender, liking..

    however, apparently that under 6-8 weeks after conception, let say a male fetus, he may received too much of male hormones called androgens and then there is this female format that is being send to the brain to the baby...

    if too much of it in the brain may cause a male with more feminine to be born, thus gay...

    Interesting? Oh yeah, I was going to blog about a post, something to be given away...

  2. no comment...^_^
    反正我也有这一类的朋友啊 ~

  3. Lisa
    Thanks for your info. I do know that transsexuals are born...

    You have commented. Thanks!

  4. Brangelina did consider of getting married due to the constant nagging of their children! :P

    I'm still of the opinion that a marriage should be a union between man and woman. 传宗接代 was one of the main reasons why marriage was initiated in the first place.

  5. kyh
    OK a marriage is between a man and a woman. That's why people come out with the term 'union', hahaha...

  6. Those moral and religion issues aside, I don't see why gay marriage shouldn't be supported.

    Well, just my 2 cents.

    Happy Valentine's Day~

  7. i seriously don't mind if my friends are gay or thing i have to make clear to them is im 200% straight....

    gay marriage/union, why not? but i suppose they have to go through lotsa disapprovals and hardship...

  8. I really don't know, for me homosexuality is a completely grey area. I can't say with 100% certainty that God made everyone straight or for that matter, people chose to be gay. I've personally known gay people who told me that it's not like the "gayness" disappears just after you wish to be straight. I also cannot say with 100% certainty that gay people are born gay.

    I do have reservations about gay marriage though. I don't think it solves anything. It's more of a politically correct thing than solving gays' suffering (if you can call it that).

    PS: Happy Valentine's Day to you too! I presume you're engaged? ^_^

  9. I also don't know whether gay is inborn or not. But looking at the animal kingdom, there are indeed homosexual animals. Are they gay at birth or influenced by the environment?

    Also, it is not easy to be gay as society does not condone such behaviour (although it's better now) so if a person who is gay by choice, why go through all those hardships? Unless he's gay at birth and he has no choice in the matter?

    And how about bisexuals? How do they fit into the picture?

  10. Hi everyone,
    Thanks for your comments.

  11. I have no idea they are born with it or influenced, but I don't see why same-sex marriage shouldn't be supported...

  12. Sensitive topic. My take is that all people deserves respect. :-)

  13. i am actually quite ok with domestic partnership, afterall, it is still love!

  14. There is no right or wrong regarding this gay issue.

    Gay people do not understand why they can't coexist.
    And the "self-righteous" non-gays don't understand why gays can't be "normal".

    Who are we to judge others when none of us are perfect?