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Homosexuality Should Be Taught

Updated on February 1, 2010

The Facts

Here in Britain at 16 you are the legal age to:

  1. Get Married
  2. Have Sex Straight/ Gay
  3. Live On Your Own
  4. Work Full Time
  5. Join The Forces

Now people are taught sexual education about the man and the woman and the birds and the bees but gay people are not.

You see when a hetrosexual reaches the age of legal sex they know all about it because they have been taught at school and or by family and friends or from a book.

But gay people have nothing only blue movies and or other gay people if we are lucky, but the likes of me had to learn from here say which in my view is embarrassing and unfair.

My arguement for more explanations and information on homosexuality at 16 is:

If it is explained more in depth it may make people less homophobic or bigoted against it as these minorities who are racist, they are ignorant to the homosexual way of life and do not understand it either by lack of education or bigoted up bringing.

In My View if homosexuality is explained more in depth to society, then it might be a little more socially accepted world wide and we would not have half of the hate crime that we do have today.

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    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Callum 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thats the best way to be Mary615, I agree so much with you there.. thank you so much for commenting :)

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Callum 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thats the best way to be Mary615, I agree so much with you there.. thank you so much for commenting :)

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      I am getting a little tired of all the publicity gay people are getting now. So what, if someone is gay?? I could care less. As long as a person is good, has good morals, is decent, honorable, etc. I don't care!

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      attemptedhumour 

      8 years ago from Australia

      I couldn't agree more, it's politics, ignorance and religious intolerance that slows down progress towards normal relations. When one of my daughters was about ten she asked me how gay men had sex. I carefully explained exactly how they did and swept away all the misconceptions on the spot. The same as my wife and i did with all the other pathetic prejudices that our so called enlightened society harbour. We had no sex education in the sixties and looking back it's frightening how little i knew. It should start in the home but many people these days would fit snugly into a cave. Cheers my friend.

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      India Arnold 

      8 years ago from Northern, California

      Right on task Scott. The 'act' seems to be the issue not so much the 'being'. It would be a wonderful thing should straight populations treat gays as if the issue was mute,...but this is not the case. Educating and understanding has played out within the bible belt and we are no closer to acceptance than before. Unfortunetly some people just don't want to learn about the things they find scary,...it's like why not just turn on the light if the dark scares you?

      ~Always choose love~

      K9

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      Callum 

      8 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      you are right there, im not saying teach the act just teach understanding of the gay way of life, as there is nothing to go by nowadays .

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      somelikeitscott 

      8 years ago

      As a self-proclaimed Gaytriarch allow me to weigh in here. I do think that education usually leads to more understanding and I think that what we need to educate people on is the psychological side of things, not the act. This goes for straight people as well as gay. If young girls understood why they're allowing themselves to be pressured into sex due to their low self-esteem or what have you, then maybe there would be less teen pregnancy. The thing that people always want to do is focus on "the act" but perhaps we should be focusing on WHY people do the act - any act for that matter.

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      Karla Whitmore 

      8 years ago from Tucson, AZ

      I agree that in many of the circumstances where people fear what they don't understand, being educated actually helps. The problem here is a deep-seated belief that goes beyond understanding.

      I truly wish more people would accept that not understanding something does not make it something to be feared.

      Even for those who will tell homosexuals they are "going to Hell" -- if it is a sin, then it is a sin like any other (and ALL have sinned) and I don't see people being persucuted for other types of sins.

      My truth is that I don't know what God has in store for homosexuals and I cannot put myself in their shoes, so it is NOT right for me to judge whether or not they are "making a wrong choice" or fulfilling their own biological sexuality!

      It would seem to me that being a heterosexual is easier and so if it were just a matter of "choice", there would be fewer "choosing" to be gay. *Sigh*

      I wish more people would allow themselves to get to know gay people as PEOPLE. One doesn't have to be gay to love them. I think that in itself is the biggest key to gaining acceptance for those who are afraid to come out of the closet or for those who are questioning their sexuality. I don't love my family because they are straight. I just straight-up love my family. A person's sexuality truly shouldn't have anything to do with who they are as a person. When it comes to acceptance and friendship, "is he/she gay or straight?" shouldn't be a consideration. How about "is he/she a nice person? Is he/she fun?" Whew... I am going SO far off the topic... In short, what I'm saying is that socially, being gay should be no more of an issue than being straight. We should stop caring about whether or not our neighbor likes men or women -- the only time that matters is if we want to date him or her :).

      Gay people shouldn't have to hide, but neither, I think, should they wear a badge. I don't think gay people should be "proud of being gay" anymore than I'm "proud of being straight". They should just be proud of being good people.... so I'm still rambling... lol

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      Callum 

      8 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Your right xx but if we could at least try to show that its nothing to fear or hate perhaps it may help people out of the closet and or avoid it full stop x

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      Karla Whitmore 

      8 years ago from Tucson, AZ

      Actually, I think it is the "intricacies" of homosexuality that freak out most straight people and I think discussing it in more depth would make people even less tolerant. My own convictions aside, it is impossible for a heterosexual to understand homosexuals, because a person would have to BE gay to "get" it.

      Perhaps understanding that there really IS no understanding it is the key to reducing hate.

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