Bi/Homosexuality: Does it run in your family?

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    Nov 04, 2009 6:07 AM GMT
    Hello everyone.

    As I'm sure you've guessed, this thread is about a simple question that I've always wondered about....

    Are there multiple homosexual or bi-sexual person(s) in your immediate family?


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    As for me, yes. Myself and my 2 older siblings are all homosexual.... although, I'd just recently found out that one of them was not actually homosexual, but bi-sexual instead.

    I thought it was sort of a joke by saying that my mom had broken eggs. Heh, it came across as me being insensitive although that wasn't my intention.

    Why do I ask? Well, last year I found some video on Youtube about "I have 2 gay children" and said to myself: "Self, why did this woman get an entire 60minutes devoted to her because she had TWO gay children? My mom had THREE and we also think that my youngest sister has some tendancies as well." Weird, because she treated it like a "oh poor me, I don't have any breeders" situation and as though it was some amazingly traumatizing situation having two alternate-lifestyle children. *sigh*

    ANYHOW.... what's your story?
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    Nov 04, 2009 6:49 AM GMT
    On my moms side of the family, her sisters(2) are both lesbians and her cousin is gay.

    On my dads side of the family his sister is a lesbian.


    Those are the only gay people I know of in my family. Don't have any brothers or sisters.icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 04, 2009 6:59 AM GMT

    They wish.

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    Nov 04, 2009 7:33 AM GMT
    Four kids here - 3 of us gay, an Aunt who I'd bet my left nut is a dyke and a couple of funny bachelor uncles.
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    Nov 04, 2009 10:16 AM GMT
    I don't want to hear the "you're young" crap, because we all know that has nothing to do with that. All the guys I've ever been with have been chovanistic, cocky, and sex-obsessed. They use me, and then go back to their old girlfriends. I'm tired of following society's rules on relationship seeking: act coy, act mysterious, be nonchalant, always seem disinterested, never act clingy. They get me very far with guys, but I'm tired of making a facade of my life. I am who I am, and I shouldn't have to change my entire being just for a guy who won't give up sex for me. It's exhausting. I have only met two guys in my entire life that were just plain great; funny, easygoing, and respectful. But they were both and still are taken. It makes me feel like I have no chance, RH202 and by the time I get to college where "everything is supposed to get better" all the guys that are just so easygoing and happy will already be taken early on by girls that always look good without makeup, are awesome at sports, and can speak french. All I can offer is nostalgia, a talent at drawing, and hope. I just feel so knocked over. I feel like the girl from "He's Just Not That Into You". Everything I do makes me fall deeper and deeper out of attraction, unless I censor myself and become the sexy girl I never wanted to be. Give me a guy and I can make him fall for me, but I hate doing it that way. I just want to be myself, to laugh over coffee and watch birds fly, and still have someone in love with me. 640-721 I think there are two kinds of girls: the girls who can look good without makeup, and the girls that are equally hot, after hours in front of a mirror. I fall into the latter. But the type of guy I fall for, the happy, easygoing, insightful guy always falls for the naturaly gorgeuos girl who doesn't have to try to be attractive. I can't help that I worry about everything and analyze even more. It's my nature, and I can't change it as much as I wish I could. The very fact I want to change myself for a guy shows that I'm not that naturally beautiful, carefree girl. It's like he's Taylor Hanson, and I'm Drew Barrymore. And she's Lauren Conrad. TT0-201 I like who I am. I'm smart, hopeful, attractive, talented. But I think too much. I always dream of how things might be. I know this is terribly long, but I have no one to talk to about this. I used to talkt to my Mom about these things, but she died. So yeah.

    Thankyou so much for any insight....and please don't be mean, I am very vulnurable..... Love much & God bless.

  • demonicius

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    Nov 04, 2009 12:01 PM GMT
    My family did not have a gay except me, nd my family do not know if I was gayicon_lol.gif
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    Nov 04, 2009 12:03 PM GMT
    Y E S !!!

    Great Aunt, uncle, and 2 cousins...all on my father's side of the family.icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 04, 2009 12:05 PM GMT
    So far, I am the only one in my immediate family. Only other one I know about is my paternal great uncle's son.
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    Nov 04, 2009 12:07 PM GMT
    Two of my dad's cousins are gay. The two gays are brother and sister. There is rumored homosexuality as well further up in the family tree. All (known) gays are on my father's side.
  • Melos

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    Nov 04, 2009 12:21 PM GMT
    Only one in my entire family tree that I know about, someone must be hiding it well.
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    Nov 04, 2009 12:25 PM GMT
    Melos saidOnly one in my entire family tree that I know about, someone must be hiding it well.
    My Aunt is on my Mom's side. I had a buddy who had another brother who was, then his younger brother started playing around with guys too. 3 boys, 2 gay for a few seconds one was bi. But he just liked getting head when he was drunk. I guess being around gay guys all the time made him open.
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    Nov 04, 2009 12:26 PM GMT
    Only my one cousin lives the lifestyle; the rest, including myself, are closeted.icon_redface.gif
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Nov 04, 2009 12:39 PM GMT
    I have 2 gay uncles and a gay aunt and some gay cousins, there are a lot of gays in my family and my dad make a comment that makes me not want to tell himicon_cry.gif
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    Nov 04, 2009 1:00 PM GMT
    If we work on a 1/10 incidence for homosexuality, a cluster in a family may just be that.
  • adidas0783

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    Nov 04, 2009 1:21 PM GMT
    Besides me, I have a gay cousin on my mom's side of the family. Not a lot of gays, however, I suspect another cousin of mine is. icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 04, 2009 1:28 PM GMT
    As far as I know, I'm the only one. And I have a BIG family. I haven't really suspected that anyone else is gay either....

    I guess I'm special!
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    Nov 04, 2009 1:45 PM GMT
    that I know of.. no one in my family is gay but I have my suspects.
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    Nov 04, 2009 1:47 PM GMT
    Nobody in my family is gay, as far as I know. No brother, sister, cousin, uncle .....no one. My late father cant hardly take his eyes on a beautiful girl. My younger brother who is married with 2 kids , sometimes make a strange comment about some guy with good body, but nothing more than that. One of my nephew , show some girlish tendency when his was a kid, but he grow up to be masculine, join an army cadet and now work at a masculine environment oil rigs.

    But that is good news. It not easy to be gay in my conservative society. At least they dont have to go thru what I go thru.
  • Melos

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    Nov 04, 2009 2:59 PM GMT
    O wait, I forgot about my 10 year old nephew. I'm sure he's just being a kid, but he has potential. His favorite toy used to be my sister's make-up brush that he would carry around and rub against his face saying "My brush, my brush". He also tended to cry around loud noises (and still does). When on a hike he didn't want to get off the concrete path and on to the real dirt path because he didn't want to get dirty. He just seems a tad too feminine, but he can still grow out of it.
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    Nov 04, 2009 3:20 PM GMT
    If it was publicly made, within the family, that if there's a bi/homosexual within my family, then that person would be sent to therapy to "fix" their problem, be jailed in the house, etc.


    When I was still in middle school, my family made out gay people to be pretty awful people. They would say rude and unnecessary things in portuguese as we passed by them. It's pretty much why I only accepted this (my sexuality) in HS, but only acted on being with other men in college... away from the parentals.


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    Nov 04, 2009 3:31 PM GMT
    My 2 aunts on my mothers side and of course me =)
    I've always wonder what it would be like to have a gay brother haha
    mine is totally straight!
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    Nov 04, 2009 4:00 PM GMT
    My only sister and I are homo.

    My mom's youngest brother was gay. One of her first cousin's was/is gay (very closeted, yet very obvious) and started his own religious cult in Pittsburgh.(No joke.) He showed up one summer at our farm with all these women and cute teen boys dressed in all white. All of them obeyed his every command. WEIRD. My mother was visibly shaken by how he interacted with the male teens.

    I have one immediate cousin I know is a lesbian (also mother's side of the family.)

    I have 2 cousins on my father's side that I STRONGLY suspect. (They are men in their mid to late 30s, never had a girlfriend, etc.) There are a couple of gays in their mother's family.
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    Nov 04, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    Bi here. Lesbian older sister, bi cousin, gay cousin, gay second cousin (who passed to AIDS), bi uncle (who drowned), and I think that's it... although I could be mistaken (I'm exhausted today already).

    I have two friends that are siblings. There are 6 kids; 5 gay, one bi.

    I also have a friend that I grew up with that is one of four boys, and he is the only straight one (although there is a bi-curious story from when we were teenagers... not involving me).
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    Nov 04, 2009 4:30 PM GMT
    Gay seems to run in my family as well. My great uncle, my uncle, my father, and me are gay. No cousins yet, but there are a handful still under ten so we'll see what happens when they get older.

  • Nov 04, 2009 4:33 PM GMT
    On one side of the family I have a lesbian cousin. On the other I have a bisexual (male) cousin.

    And me... well I'm all gay! :p