What is (are) your ethnic background(s) and would they have accepted homosexuality?

  • wesv

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    Jun 01, 2013 4:46 AM GMT
    Based on your knowledge of their culture and history.
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    Jun 01, 2013 4:58 AM GMT
    My ethnic background accepted homosexuality long before I did.
  • wesv

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    Jun 01, 2013 12:39 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidMy ethnic background accepted homosexuality long before I did.


    That makes sense.
  • jonnyangel

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    Jun 01, 2013 3:54 PM GMT
    50% Czech,25%German,12.5%Irish,and 12.5% English. No,no,no, and no
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    Jun 01, 2013 4:46 PM GMT
    I'm latino (whatever that means)

    I don't know what the exact percentage is, but most of the ethnic backgrounds I know of have a very hard time accepting homosexuality and have only recently allowed it. They accept it but barely, and as far as I know, marriage is accepted but only to a limited degree.
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    Jun 01, 2013 4:49 PM GMT
    I'm a melange of African nations and back in the day before the white man came to Africa many native religions approved of it. These days I couldn't care less about Africa because it couldn't care less about people like me.

    Except for South Africa. They're alright.
  • wesv

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    Jun 02, 2013 3:15 AM GMT
    jonnyangel said50% Czech,25%German,12.5%Irish,and 12.5% English. No,no,no, and no


    Nowadays these people would.
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    Jun 02, 2013 3:28 AM GMT
    jonnyangel said50% Czech,25%German,12.5%Irish,and 12.5% English. No,no,no, and no

    Curious, that's my own mix (the percentages slightly different), and substituting Dutch for English. But honestly I have no idea how those groups accept homosexuality, today or when I was a kid.

    All I can say is that my late parents, who represent those groups, always knew I was gay, long before I myself did. (I didn't learn this until my mid-40s) And they never confronted me about it.

    But neither did they speak to me about it, I think half hoping it would go away on its own with time. Although they did once apparently try to "correct" me professionally when I was 13/14, but soon abandoned the effort.

    So I don't know if my parents were representational of ethnic groups in this regard or not. Nor do I have other knowledge of group behaviors, except for some research I read that suggests some US minorities are more intolerant of gays. This is therefore a tough question to address.
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    Jun 02, 2013 3:29 AM GMT
    Indian, Though my culture(Hinduism) is not at all against homosexuality even thousands of years ago, in fact from the beginning. As time went one, knowledge was replaced by ignorance & prejudice took over moral judgement & now it is considered as taboo by most of the common people.
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    Jun 02, 2013 3:39 AM GMT
    Hmm...home to the Catholic church? I think not.
  • Christoforos

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    Jun 02, 2013 3:46 AM GMT
    WOW I wish I could trace back my ancestry with such accuracy and certainty like many of the apparently full-blooded Caucasoids here on RJ.
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    Jun 02, 2013 3:47 AM GMT
    IceBuckets saidHmm...home to the Catholic church? I think not.
    Catholics are benign and docile. Try growing up in a Church Of Christ family. They make Baptists seem liberal. icon_eek.gif
  • wesv

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    Jun 02, 2013 5:53 AM GMT
    Harry7785 saidIndian, Though my culture(Hinduism) is not at all against homosexuality even thousands of years ago, in fact from the beginning. As time went one, knowledge was replaced by ignorance & prejudice took over moral judgement & now it is considered as taboo by most of the common people.


    I know huh? I heard its from British influence but ironically the British became more accepting.
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    Jun 02, 2013 6:11 AM GMT
    German: Definitely NO
    Italian: Definitely fucking YES