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What do you believe causes homosexuality?


I'm curious as to what people believe in relation to the causes of homosexuality. Please let me know where you got this believe from - your parents, your own deductions, your religion. PLEASE DO NOT DISPARAGE ANYONE'S response - I'm geniunely curious and will remove any comments that try to prove other's answers wrong. Yes, I have my own knowledge on this matter, but I'm curious and doing some research (I also live in a different time zone to most - I will delete as I mentioned when I see it, apologies for any delay)

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Mike Russo (peoplepower73) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for yr answer and sharing yr experience.


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Amanda Littlejohn (stuff4kids) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks Amanda! Succinctly put!


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stella vadakin (ladyguitarpicker) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thank you Stella. I am grateful for the hard work of those before me, who likely suffered for being gay, that paved the way for acceptance on today's society. Without them, we would still be afraid, closeted and living lies. They are appreciated.


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Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    It's complex isn't it?! Thanks for your answer.


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Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for that Yoleen!


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Scott Bateman (promisem) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks Scott

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Nell Rose says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks Nell, for yr answer. I am a gay woman, so just trying to see what theories are out there. The need to label I agree is often ignorance based - if it's in a 'box' I can ignore it, fear it, or understand it.


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Paula (fpherj48) says

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Robby (TravelDude11) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 13 months ago

    Thanks for your answer Robby. I particularly agree with your last sentence~


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    Nicholas Kan Wai Kin (Nicholas Kan) 14 months ago

    I am a Buddhist but I believes in your theory too. There are many things science cannot yet explain. As an example, the things beyond black hole. And people did not believe microorganism existed long ago before microscope were invented.OPEN YOUR MIND

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gaurav oberoi says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for your answer Gaurav. Question - what if NONE of those things has happened, and person is gay? I'm curious.


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William E Krill Jr (krillco) says

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    William E Krill Jr (krillco) 14 months ago

    And would like to add that 'gay' is not a genetic mistake or aberration; it is intended by Nature, blessed by God. Berdache/Two Spirit/Spiritual Gift to others.


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Samuel Kraus (Samuel Albin) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks Samuel for your answer

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Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for your answer, GM!

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Nudistguyinco says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks Nudistguyinco,


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Claire Carradice (Get Thin for Good) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for your sharing your opinion Claire


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks Davy

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for sharing that and I hope you learn as much as I do from the answers.

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DW Davis (DWDavisRSL) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    DW - thanks for your answer and the link. I've had a read (an I think own the kindle version) - they mention 'change therapy' isn't harmful....yet it is proven to be so, even Exodus owner admitted such. I'll have to read more. Thanks

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Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks Klyssa. A lot to think on, thank you for sharing

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 14 months ago

    People's beliefs shape their behavior, so what people currently believe about homosexuality is relevant to our society in 2015. If you read the answers you'll see they are by no means uniform.


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cathylynn99 says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Hmmmm interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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Alan (Talers) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for your answer (and fantastic spelling! That word!)! As a gay woman, I am in agreeance - I'm curious as to the other thoughts out there. I'm glad you have a great family and wonderful partner.


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Missy Smith says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for your answer

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John Colarusso says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for your answer, John.

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manatita44 says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks, Manatita!


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Mary Gaines (Whidbeywriter) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Mary - thank you for your story about yr daughter, and your acceptance and love of her regardless. If only all parents were like you!.


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Ashly Christen (AshlyChristen) says

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    Rodrigo Sebidos (rodrigo sebidos) 13 months ago

    Great thoughts Ashley, Your last paragraph speaks of predisposing factors that lead to homosexuality, do u think there's more to this? a comment says why they flip from A-B or vice versa?Will society eventually accept them as part of human evolutio


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Sheila Pornan (SheilaPornan) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for sharing your opinions!


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LoisRyan13903 says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for sharing Lois!

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passionatelearnr says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for your answer, Passionate learner.

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greeneyedblondie says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks Greeneyedblondie. I was raised with many straight people, but never felt the same as they did. When I finally knew the word to describe me, something clicked, bt was never confused - supportive family. Thanks for yr answer.


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Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) says

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Warren Samu (thegecko) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Interesting thinking, thanks for sharing!

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Joachim Martin Ramos Lopena (Jack Lopena) says

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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 14 months ago

    Thanks for caring Joachim. Some might consider it choice. But for me it's the total absence of sexual interest in the female form....not a choice.


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Steve (steveso) says

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    Rodrigo Sebidos (rodrigo sebidos) 13 months ago

    Yes, you're right Steve, enjoy life that's yours! no matter what other people may say.

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks, Youmeget, for answering

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Amanda (Poetry In Mind) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks Amanda, for sharing your story and your opinion.


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    Paula (fpherj48) 13 months ago

    pratik...All due respect Sir, "babies are NOT flushed" with hormones in the womb. Also, whatever school you "studied this in Psychology," get your money back. You've been robbed.


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 14 months ago

    Yenteeb, thank you, interesting points.

    You have just join the forum. Would you like to tell us the ba kground to you knowledge?


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 14 months ago

    It might cause him gender confusion later in life...might!... but it would not cause him to be inherently homo- or hetero-sexual. (In my opinion and understanding). Parental ego can have other effects on a child's development, too. Not good.


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 13 months ago

    A very reasonable response and certainly not boring. It opens up more thought with the aim of better understanding. Thank you.


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 13 months ago

    Thanks for sharing days leaper. What about homosexuality in Muslim countries? Or of another faith that disagrees? Still a rejection of faith? I'm not knocking yr answer - I'm curious

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John Ceccon (johnceccon) says

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    Rodrigo Sebidos (rodrigo sebidos) 13 months ago

    You're correct in your assessment John, mutation do happen in pre-or post-natal pregnancies, hormonal imbalance modified by the environment. Homos are insecure to be called "Evolutionary dead end" "Les" clinically get impregnated to re-create family

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inspiritinone says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Very much more than sex + for some, it's nothing 2 do with sex AT ALL. Inspirit - I'll ask you do 1 thing - imagine a world where yr orientation was minority - see how u'd feel. Also, look around - hetero PDA is everywhere. (Nt enuf space 4 answer)


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 14 months ago

    Rose2016, how can the factor of "upbringing" apply when so many individuals live through early hell trying to keep it a secret from non-accepting parents and community?

    Your end paragraph is your enlightened understanding.


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Jeremiah Alfred Ngunjiri (mywriting) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for your answer Jeremiah. Just as an aside - more than XY - say XXY is Klinefelter Syndrome - doesn't usually affect sexuality (from what I know..could be wrong). Economic reasons? Can you expand on that??

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks Hillary. As a gay woman, I'm not looking for an answer as to why I'm gay - I know. But I am curious as to what other people think causes it.


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Wonder if you'd like to expand on that - it's a little vague. Thanks for your answer though.

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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 14 months ago

    Your religious views are already known Norine. In my life they are not relevant, never relevant

    I hope you are not allowed to dominate this thread as you have others.


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 13 months ago

    Thanks for you answer Annabeeza.

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    Rodrigo Sebidos (rodrigo sebidos) 13 months ago

    Chales, you're off tangent, the homos will not accept such kind of reasoning, according to them it's not a matter of choice, it's inborn! Thanks for dropping by.


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Safeer Ahmed (Kelly008) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for your answer, Safeer

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Wasn't meaning answers - more that comments that were being nasty about the opinion given would be removed. You are fine! Thanks for sharing.

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peter565 says

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    PS: Because its psych, we can argue, with enough study, a specialize can turn gay people straight and straight people gay. But only ethical (and only legal) for pros to change one's sexual orientation, if one want to and request his support


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Shekhar Tamrakar says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks Shekhar.

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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 14 months ago

    Pure guess work, Tom.... but welcome to HubPages.

    Although this question about cause(s) can be interesting, ultimately it does not matter. I am as I am. Nothing has nor ever will change my sexual interest or orientation.


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Audrey Selig (brakel2) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for Sharing your experience.


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 14 months ago

    Thanks for your answer, Lizzy. Your hub is awesome!

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Clive Williams (clivewilliams) says

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    Your first grader attempt at humour simply shows not only your lack of understanding when it comes to serious matters, but your lack of general intelligence - from a proud trans woman.


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 13 months ago

    Sir Owl, I am always open to critical analysis, even critcism at me personally. But it needs to be accompanied by fairness. If that analysis comes from a mind that is already made up, "period," then what would be the benefit of discussion?


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