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    Obviously, if we consider homosexuality something you are born with then as population grows in the world, the number of homosexuals will grow.

    In general, do you think the number of homosexuals is rising? I'm considering people who are closeted as well as out.

    This isn't a thread for homophobia, by the way, so keep any bigotry within the confines of your narrow mind.
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    yeah gays are on the raise, but they'll find out what god says, at the end of days.
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    The number of openly homosexual people is rising in the Western world. I don't think people are magically getting gayer.
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    No. It's just becoming more socially acceptable, so more people are willing to admit it.

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    (Original post by Diamond Diva)
    Obviously, if we consider homosexuality something you are born with then as population grows in the world, the number of homosexuals will grow.

    In general, do you think the number of homosexuals is rising? I'm considering people who are closeted as well as out.

    This isn't a thread for homophobia, by the way, so keep any bigotry within the confines of your narrow mind.
    I reckon it is rising, but then some would argue that it's because being gay is now celebrated as much as heterosexuality. If people think that gayness is something that people are born with, then what about bisexuals?
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    (Original post by gez_09*)
    If people think that gayness is something that people are born with, then what about bisexuals?
    What about them?
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    (Original post by Diamond Diva)
    What about them?
    Oh I ment that rhetorically, but I ment that if people are born gay or straight, then how are people bisexual. Just a thought that's all
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    No, i think its becoming more socially acceptable so gay people are coming "out of the closet".

    If you consider homosexuality to be a choice rather than something you are born with then since its more acceptable to be gay now than it was previously, more people are choosing homosexuality.

    Whatever you believe about the cause of homosexuality, the rise is because of how socially accpetable it is to be gay.
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    More people are becoming Open, gays have been around for generations.
    Although they clearly provide no biological reproductive advantage to the human race, Decreasing the growth of the human population is a good thing!

    Plus what do you have it to compare it to to find rise, its not like sex and assigned at birth
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    Its becoming more acceptable. Remember, not so long ago, people like Oscar Wilde and Alan Turing had to hide their homosexuality. Now, there isn't so much of a social stigma. Hence, more openly gay people.
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    (Original post by vas876)
    More people are becoming Open, gays have been around for generations.
    Although they clearly provide no biological reproductive advantage to the human race, Decreasing the growth of the human population is a good thing!

    Plus what do you have it to compare it to to find rise, its not like sex and assigned at birth
    How do you know that isn't the evolutionary advantage homosexuals provide? I remember reading about gay insects who turn to homosexuality to keep numbers dow. How accurate that is, I don't know. Human biology is so far removed from my strong point too.
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    (Original post by Nick_000)
    How do you know that isn't the evolutionary advantage homosexuals provide? I remember reading about gay insects who turn to homosexuality to keep numbers dow. How accurate that is, I don't know. Human biology is so far removed from my strong point too.

    It is an evolutionary advantage, but not a "reproductive advantage" as i said in my post.

    Im not too sure about gay insects, maybe they just stop reproducing all together, but it sounds reasonable.
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    I see you have some sort of thing for gay people :hubba:
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    Nope, it's just that more people are coming out.
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    Probably, as it becomes more and more acceptable, which is great as people should be able to express themselves.
 
 
 
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