What makes somebody gay or straight? Are we born gay? Is it genetic or social upbringing? Is it religious based? Those are the questions I have asked myself over the years. After watching the 60 minutes special on Homosexuality, I was motivated to blog about some of the findings in reference to my life.
MEET THE TWINS:
"The bedrooms of 9-year-old twins Adam and Jared couldn't be more different. Jared's room is decked out with camouflage, airplanes, and military toys, while Adam's room sports a pastel canopy, stuffed animals, and white horses. Jared was eager to show her his G.I. Joe collection. "I have ones that say like Marine and SWAT. And then that's where I keep all the guns for 'em," he explained. Adam was also proud to show off his toys. "This is one of my dolls. Bratz baby," he said. Adam wears pinkish-purple nail polish, adorned with stars and diamonds. Asked if he went to school like that, Adam says, "Uh-huh. I just showed them my nails, and they were like, 'Why did you do that?'"
Is Adam Gay?
Well the experts are saying he has "Childhood Gender Nonconformity." A child whose interests and behaviors are more typical of the opposite sex. Research shows that kids with extreme gender nonconformity usually grow up to be gay.
So I ask myself, did I have Childhood Gender Nonconformity?
Let me go down my list here...
1. Ok, there were times I would put socks in my shirt and act like I had boobs. There were even times I when I got out the shower, I would wear my towel up to my chest, instead of at my waist. And yes, even I used to walk around in my mother's high heels. It was funny, and if anything I wanted to know how women balanced themselves in those things. Does that mean I want to act & dress like a woman?
2. I had a huge He-Man collection, but a part of me always wanted to buy a She-Ra toy. Why? Because she was cool and pretty! I even would play with my cousin's Jem Dolls, and act like they were rock stars.I loved that show. I even wanted to have a doll house, but was always to scared to ask. Does that mean I wanted to play with girl toys?
3. I was never a sports kid. I was very active, but never wanted to get dirty... or hurt for that matter. I played hand games with the girls! I jumped rope with the girls. Even Hide & Go Seek with them. Most of my cousins were girls, so who else was I suppose to hang out with? Does that mean I wanted to socialize like females?
Now I know that what I did isn't really that extreame... Or is it? Have straight guys done this as well? I know some of you guys have... or maybe not? Do I have this condition, do all us homosexuals have it?