Here's a unique race thread. Does it seem like some races and ethnicities have more gays?

  • wesv

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    Jan 31, 2015 9:01 PM GMT
    Being from a diverse area, I see that there are some ethnic groups that seem to be more gay. But at the same time I'm not sure if it's in their genes or it's their cultures that might be more accepting. For example Filipinos are so fucking gay that when a Filipino guy says he's straight, I doubt it. There are ethnicities that hardly have any out people. I'm not sure if it's just not common among them or it's the oppression from their culture. Armenians for example, I don't encounter very many gay Armenians.
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    Jan 31, 2015 9:08 PM GMT
    wesv saidBeing from a diverse area, I see that there are some ethnic groups that seem to be more gay. But at the same time I'm not sure if it's in their genes or it's their cultures that might be more accepting. For example Filipinos are so fucking gay that when a Filipino guy says he's straight, I doubt it. There are ethnicities that hardly have any out people. I'm not sure if it's just not common among them or it's the oppression from their culture. Armenians for example, I don't encounter very many gay Armenians.
    I'd say the ratio of gays is fairly consistent across all races. Culture just has an impact on how open/accepting of it they are, so more conservative cultures will seem to have less gays than more liberal ones. But I'd say it's all perception.
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    Jan 31, 2015 9:24 PM GMT
    wesv saidFor example Filipinos are so fucking gay that when a Filipino guy says he's straight, I doubt it.

    Are you equating effeminate behavior with being gay? I would certainly agree that Filipino men are more likely to display effeminate behaviors.

    To answer your question, I don't see any problem with the idea that being gay is a product of our genes. For example, blacks are more likely to have sickle cell anemia. If you allow that our psychological development is controlled by our genes then it makes sense.
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    Jan 31, 2015 9:36 PM GMT
    In my culture, it's common for men to walk together with arms on each other's shoulder. In some European cultures, men kiss one another on the cheek. Also effeminate mannerisms do not equate being gay.
  • Zigs_01

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    Jan 31, 2015 10:40 PM GMT
    Whether if there is a correlation between sexuality and race is a good question. However, there wasn't even a well-written hypothesis in your post.
  • wesv

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    Feb 01, 2015 12:03 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    wesv saidFor example Filipinos are so fucking gay that when a Filipino guy says he's straight, I doubt it.

    Are you equating effeminate behavior with being gay? I would certainly agree that Filipino men are more likely to display effeminate behaviors.

    To answer your question, I don't see any problem with the idea that being gay is a product of our genes. For example, blacks are more likely to have sickle cell anemia. If you allow that our psychological development is controlled by our genes then it makes sense.


    You got the wrong idea. What I meant was filipinos seem disproportionately gay.
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    Feb 01, 2015 12:17 AM GMT
    "Here's a unique race thread....."
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  • wesv

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    Feb 01, 2015 3:26 AM GMT
    Radd said"Here's a unique race thread....."
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    Lol what?
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    Feb 03, 2015 12:40 PM GMT
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the Americans are gay.

    Or maybe it's just the ones that travel abroad?
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    Feb 03, 2015 2:22 PM GMT
    Don't know about races, but Mormons certainly seem to have more.
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    Feb 03, 2015 2:33 PM GMT
    Fiyero27 said
    I'd say the ratio of gays is fairly consistent across all races. Culture just has an impact on how open/accepting of it they are, so more conservative cultures will seem to have less gays than more liberal ones. But I'd say it's all perception.

    This is the intuitive answer that had occurred to me, as well. But I don't know if there's any concrete scientific evidence to support it.
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Feb 03, 2015 6:38 PM GMT
    I have read somewhere that homosexuality seems to be pretty equally spread among all the races. I doubt that this was a major study or anything of serious scientific importance, otherwise it would have attracted more attention.

    I have little doubt though, that some cultures are more tolerant towards gay men than the others, creating a possible impression that the race may be involved, too. Asian cultures tend to be less individualistic than western cultural patterns, and closeness among males probably creates an impression of increased presence of gay males within the group.

    I have also noticed that the cultures which generally speaking favor collective over individual tend to create an impression that more men are gay than elsewhere, where individualism seems to be a preferred trait. This may very well be a case of a self-fulfilling prophecy to a degree.

    Say, in practically all the Mediterranean cultures young men tend to hang out intensely together. Your individual achievement is of lesser importance than your popularity within the group. Strong family networks and support mechanisms facilitate a reasonably comfortable living for practically everybody. Spending virtually all of your waking time with your buddies is conducive to the situational homosexuality among a seemingly larger number of men than in the central/northern/western European societies that tend to emphasize the greater importance of individual achievement.

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  • WhoDey

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    Feb 03, 2015 6:45 PM GMT
    grofte saidAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the Americans are gay.

    Or maybe it's just the ones that travel abroad?


    I think you are right about that. Gay Americans seem to travel abroad much more than straights.
  • cityguy39

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    Feb 03, 2015 7:08 PM GMT
    What?????
  • Rene_Aensland

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    Feb 03, 2015 7:58 PM GMT
    polfsky saidIn my culture, it's common for men to walk together with arms on each other's shoulder. In some European cultures, men kiss one another on the cheek. Also effeminate mannerisms do not equate being gay.


    Agreed.
    Don't the Russians do the whole kiss in the mouth thing?
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    Feb 07, 2015 12:42 AM GMT
    TomSOCAL said
    HikerSkier saidDon't know about races, but Mormons certainly seem to have more.


    Why? Is this due to the high Scandinavian population in utah? So could it really be that Scandinavians have more?

    The lds migrated to most of California, Arizona, Nevada, eastern and southern Oregon, western nm, and western Colorado.


    Have no idea - and no knowledge that it is scientifically provable. Just met many more gay (ex-)Mormans over the years than should be proportional to the Mormon population in San Francisco.
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    Feb 07, 2015 1:06 AM GMT
    polfsky saidIn my culture, it's common for men to walk together with arms on each other's shoulder. In some European cultures, men kiss one another on the cheek. Also effeminate mannerisms do not equate being gay.


    For this and other posts about cultures where men kiss in greeting, walk arm and arm, etc -- Those things are NOT effeminate in those cultures. Americans are extremely, ultra homophobic and stereotyping - including many gay Americans unfortunately. Seeing any man touch another man is automatically "gay" or latently gay. It is such rubbish. Perhaps because of all the queer this and queer that imposed on everything in our culture, everyone is so attuned to "gayness" that they see it where it does not exist. Any close male friendship is deemed gay, male friendships in literature or history are questioned as being "gay", Sherlock and Watson are toying with being gay for heaven's sake- way beyond the actual numbers of gay people in society. This crap is not necessary. Men in many cultures have been naturally touching without having any sexual connotations. Sadly - that is disappearing first in the U.S. and now spreading over the world.
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    Feb 07, 2015 4:45 AM GMT
    I'm Filipino and gay. Do you know how frustrating it is when people say "you don't act gay", especially my family in the Philippines. For some reason, gays are portrayed as the worst stereotype of a gay guy in the Philippines. It made me wonder if it's more of an act that society is expecting out of them.

    When I visit the Philippines I see many of them lining up to see cosmetic doctors to get something done like skin bleaching. I spoke to a doctor who is a friend of my mom's and is owner of a pretty popular office that get a lot of gay men who want tons of work done. Pointer nose, lighter skin, fake eyebrows, lip modifications. She tells them this isn't good for them and that they need to fix how they portray themselves, but they demand it. So she makes them sign waivers and does what they ask. She sees them a few months later for more work. It's like a disease.

    I also get the feeling that gay is okay as long as it's not your family in the Philippines. It's pure comedy for some people. I also feel many are not out for the fear of being labeled like that.

    All other countires and cultures I've visited seems to have a mix of gay types and I don't find any in particular with more gays than others.

    Also, I get asked a lot of inappropriate questions there. Usually you find an older gentleman with a skinny Filipino boy half their age. Nothing wrong with that, to each their own. But when people see my boyfriend and I they feel they are entitled to dissect our relationship and make assumptions...no my bf is not taking care of me. We are both born in Canada and no one needs a green card! I'm a freakin space engineer for crying out loud.

    Sorry, end of rant. Didn't realize how much I wrote -_-
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    Feb 25, 2015 9:29 AM GMT
    simplecollision saidI'm Filipino and gay. Do you know how frustrating it is when people say "you don't act gay", especially my family in the Philippines. For some reason, gays are portrayed as the worst stereotype of a gay guy in the Philippines. It made me wonder if it's more of an act that society is expecting out of them.

    When I visit the Philippines I see many of them lining up to see cosmetic doctors to get something done like skin bleaching. I spoke to a doctor who is a friend of my mom's and is owner of a pretty popular office that get a lot of gay men who want tons of work done. Pointer nose, lighter skin, fake eyebrows, lip modifications. She tells them this isn't good for them and that they need to fix how they portray themselves, but they demand it. So she makes them sign waivers and does what they ask. She sees them a few months later for more work. It's like a disease.

    I also get the feeling that gay is okay as long as it's not your family in the Philippines. It's pure comedy for some people. I also feel many are not out for the fear of being labeled like that.

    All other countires and cultures I've visited seems to have a mix of gay types and I don't find any in particular with more gays than others.

    Also, I get asked a lot of inappropriate questions there. Usually you find an older gentleman with a skinny Filipino boy half their age. Nothing wrong with that, to each their own. But when people see my boyfriend and I they feel they are entitled to dissect our relationship and make assumptions...no my bf is not taking care of me. We are both born in Canada and no one needs a green card! I'm a freakin space engineer for crying out loud.

    Sorry, end of rant. Didn't realize how much I wrote -_-


    I'm Filipino also and I understand what you're saying about the stereotyping in our native country. I've seen several comedy shows on TFC and it's absolutely insulting to see how gays are portrayed.

    And the OP mentioned "disproportionately gay." What the hell does that even mean??
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    Feb 25, 2015 4:33 PM GMT
    grofte saidAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the Americans are gay.

    Or maybe it's just the ones that travel abroad?


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