vincent7 saidI think in general that we are, because many of us have experienced such hatred, prejudice, humiliation, and rejection that we have had to find the spiritual, inner source of strength to help us cope with life. Inspite of the hatred certain religious zealots have put upon me, I've always known that they are incorrect and the Divine One loves me.
I used to have a similar viewpoint. Traumatic experience can sometimes trigger spiritual awakenings. One could argue that gay people, in dealing with what can sometimes be a traumatic experience on sexual self-realization and coming out, may be more likely to turn inward.
More recently, though, I'm beginning to believe traumatic experience is relative to the indivdual's own life stories. That is, what's big drama for me may be no big deal for you, but no less significant or important as a stimulus for self-discovery and spiritual growth.
All of us, straight or gay, have the same opportunities and potential for self-realization or spiritual discovery.
I do have a theory, though, that straight people have more, umm... "distractions", in their lives such as children, marriage/divorce, and cultural expectations that make it more difficult for them to see "beyond the veil.".
Just not enough quiet time, dammit!