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    Dec 22, 2009 1:47 PM GMT
    Is this just coincidence or what? I have 2 gay cousins, a gay aunt, and gay uncle (who passed away before I was born). And I am gay.

    Another note, these people are all on my Mom's side of the family. 5 gay people on the same side of the family?

    This is really starting to push me in the direction that being gay is genetic!

    What's everyone's opinion ?
  • Bunjamon

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    Dec 22, 2009 2:36 PM GMT
    The jury is still out!

    I'm the only gay in my family.
  • inuman

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    Dec 22, 2009 2:45 PM GMT
    I think this one is a beaten to death topic both inside gay sites/gay world and also in straight sites/breeder world.

    The thought of gay has evolved many times since way back when, before the long long ago time.

    I'm sure if you google, excite, msn, yahoo search "gay gene, is it real or not?" you'll get a lot of things to read and learn about.

    Beyond that I'll say that in my family lets see how many are gay. There is me, nope just me I sat in my chair and thought for about 10 minutes going through my family, its rather huge.

    So honestly I don't know if it is or not. Maybe it is and maybe one day they'll come up with a cure for it, if it is genetic, like a way to remove the gene from the person I mean. Never know, just never know with the crazy world we live in today. icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 22, 2009 2:56 PM GMT
    inuman said...Maybe it is and maybe one day they'll come up with a cure for it, if it is genetic, like a way to remove the gene from the person I mean. icon_confused.gif


    I hope this was said in jest. Even if there is a gay gene it doesn't mean there is a need for a cure. After all eye color is controlled by genes and no one sees the need to cure those with blue eyes. (Thank goodness since I have a major thing for blue eyes).

    I like the way I am whatever the cause.
  • dreamer121

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    Dec 22, 2009 2:57 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidThe jury is still out!

    I'm the only gay in my family.



    Me too... although i've had suspicions...

    I'm kinda hoping its a genetic mutation, and I soon get mutant super powers, and go on rescue missions battling the evils of the world.
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    Dec 22, 2009 2:59 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidThe jury is still out!

    I'm the only gay in my family.


    and not the 'only gay in the village'... LOVE that show! icon_smile.gif

    I am learning more and more about my family. The gays in the rest of the family are on my dad's side.
  • jrs1

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    Dec 22, 2009 3:00 PM GMT
    dreamer121 said
    Bunjamon saidThe jury is still out!



    I'm kinda hoping its a genetic mutation, and I soon get mutant super powers, and go on rescue missions battling the evils of the world.



    it's a bird? no. it's a plane? no. it's a queer! haaaaaaaaaaaaay!

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    Dec 22, 2009 3:05 PM GMT
    It is a combination of genetics, environment, and culture. We are biologically predisposed to certain behaviors. Our environment gives us certain opportunities to explore said behaviors. And our culture informs what behaviors we may engage in. Evolutionary biologists are still refining this position.
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    Dec 22, 2009 3:10 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidIt is a combination of genetics, environment, and culture. We are biologically predisposed to certain behaviors. Our environment gives us certain opportunities to explore said behaviors. And our culture informs what behaviors we may engage in. Evolutionary biologists are still refining this position.


    Best answer yet!
    I'm gay...have 2 Bi aunts...im sure there are more! I'm the only one who has the guts to come out.
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    Dec 22, 2009 3:40 PM GMT
    acoco15 saidIs this just coincidence or what? I have 2 gay cousins, a gay aunt, and gay uncle (who passed away before I was born). And I am gay.

    Another note, these people are all on my Mom's side of the family. 5 gay people on the same side of the family?

    This is really starting to push me in the direction that being gay is genetic!

    What's everyone's opinion ?
    I think your dad's side is in denial! LOL I don't know of anyone on either side of my family that is gay. Perhaps the environment is the catalyst for whether someone comes out or not. I'm sure there are some closet cases somewhere in my family.
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    Dec 22, 2009 3:52 PM GMT
    I am... umm... the fourth gay in the village! icon_biggrin.gif The only gay in the family though (and no likely suspects whatsoever either).

    (I think...)
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    Dec 22, 2009 4:53 PM GMT
    Wow, this is a lot more responses than I though this would get. I couldn't care less if it was genetic.

    The main reason for this post was because I thought it was kind of ridiculous how many gay family members I actually had. Just curious if there were any other out there in the same boat.

    I guess my family's last name is stopping at me LOL
  • mustangd

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    Dec 22, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidIt is a combination of genetics, environment, and culture. We are biologically predisposed to certain behaviors. Our environment gives us certain opportunities to explore said behaviors. And our culture informs what behaviors we may engage in. Evolutionary biologists are still refining this position.


    i agree, with the addition that it may be in part a socio-genetic response to population growth, ie. as a society evolves beyond mere survival, and reaches a level of sustenance that promotes a low level of infant mortality, a combined impact of sociological, nutritional and other associated factors have an effect on genetics in the womb.

    as previously stated, this topic won't soon see a definitive definition, what we need to be focused on, is the topic of understanding, on a planet level. that as a species, we come in many flavors, and that if we are to be judged, it should be on our actions ( not words but actions ) rather than what flavor any one or group of us may be.
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    Dec 22, 2009 5:18 PM GMT
    mustangd saidi agree, with the addition that it may be in part a socio-genetic response to population growth, ie. as a society evolves beyond mere survival, and reaches a level of sustenance that promotes a low level of infant mortality, a combined impact of sociological, nutritional and other associated factors have an effect on genetics in the womb.


    Many people have thought this, though there is no evidence to support it. In fact, there is evidence quite to the contrary.

    In a particular insect (I don't have my references in front of me) the individuals who produce the most offspring are also the ones who engage in the most same-sex shenanigans.

    In several other species, a population can dwindle to annihilation because everyone is getting it on with members of the same sex.

    Who an individual selects for a sexual partner is a very complex matter, and is radically different from species to species. In this regard, sexuality is less like Darwin and more like Dawkins.
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    Dec 22, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    Either that or the Mayfields may be in danger of becoming extinct. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 22, 2009 5:54 PM GMT
    acoco15 saidWow, this is a lot more responses than I though this would get. I couldn't care less if it was genetic.

    The main reason for this post was because I thought it was kind of ridiculous how many gay family members I actually had. Just curious if there were any other out there in the same boat.

    I guess my family's last name is stopping at me LOL


    Move to a state that allows adoption... and your legend will continue.
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    Dec 22, 2009 6:24 PM GMT
    acoco15 saidIs this just coincidence or what? I have 2 gay cousins, a gay aunt, and gay uncle (who passed away before I was born). And I am gay.

    Another note, these people are all on my Mom's side of the family. 5 gay people on the same side of the family?

    This is really starting to push me in the direction that being gay is genetic!

    What's everyone's opinion ?


    Genetics clearly play a large role in our human development. Numerous studies of isolated identical twins have confirmed this.

    My brother's son, who never lived with my brother (he lived with his mother until the age of 21), walks, talks, spits, looks like, giggles like, moves like, thinks like, his father, in nearly every respect, yet they've never been around each other. It's fascinating to see.

    As technology evolves at a faster and faster pace (technology empowers technology), science will come up with numerous genetic solutions. We have the ability to reinvent ourselves; to fix our defects (Subjective? Perhaps.). Ponder man with gills of a fish. We could then inhabit the water as well.
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    Dec 22, 2009 7:04 PM GMT
    Its all about inbalanced chemicals ex you're mom have you to many hormones while she was preg with you which makes you gay. i took a uni course on "Gay Studies" icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 23, 2009 3:13 AM GMT
    wi2sd said
    acoco15 saidWow, this is a lot more responses than I though this would get. I couldn't care less if it was genetic.

    The main reason for this post was because I thought it was kind of ridiculous how many gay family members I actually had. Just curious if there were any other out there in the same boat.

    I guess my family's last name is stopping at me LOL


    Move to a state that allows adoption... and your legend will continue.



    Yea, adoption is an option I guess. I am pretty sure it's legal in canada!
  • FloridaGuy71

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    Dec 23, 2009 3:19 AM GMT
    Daytona said
    inuman said...Maybe it is and maybe one day they'll come up with a cure for it, if it is genetic, like a way to remove the gene from the person I mean. icon_confused.gif


    I hope this was said in jest. Even if there is a gay gene it doesn't mean there is a need for a cure. After all eye color is controlled by genes and no one sees the need to cure those with blue eyes. (Thank goodness since I have a major thing for blue eyes).

    I like the way I am whatever the cause.



    Agreed.. I don't want to be "cured".. I like dick too much. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 23, 2009 3:19 AM GMT
    acoco15 saidWhat's everyone's opinion ?


    Correlation does not equal causation.
    Decision Science 101.
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    Dec 23, 2009 10:55 AM GMT
    All I know is that I was born gay, never had a single attraction for a female, have only slept with men so guess I'm technically a virgin, lol...even my earliest memories as far back as maybe age 4-5yo I can remember always being attracted to guys. Never had to come out of the closet either, even my family jokes that "I came out gay"