there was a study a few weeks ago that also showed that 30-40% gay and lesbian youths were raped with intercourse before age 12, and that fifty percent of them had “forced intercourse’....the study also included bad health habits like drinking sodapop, and I had to email the writer to find where the statistic that showed the statistic on male gay vs female gays...(that was on page 41, she emailed back)...
You don’t just go “homeless”, and one doubts the parents threw them out for being gay (in Massachusetts). So why are they homeless? Is dad absent and mom on drugs? Did they run away? Are these runaways from outside Boston who now work as prostitutes?
The point is that if this is true, it means that maybe gay youth have more social problems than normal, and maybe the abuse caused them to chose to be gay. (I suspect some of my lesbian patients chose that lifestyle because they had been abused by men as children).
Another thought: We are also told in another study that gay children’s mental health is normal.
The subject needs to be checked, but alas too many studies just try to confirm the pc theories.
I remember hearing the man how started Exodus International(can’t remember his name) saying that all gay males he’d counseled had been molested as children by an older male.
This doesn't say. If they truly care for these kids then that should be determined.
It could be precipitated by abuse, but it could also be some deep psychological pain, like a parent dying, and not being helped through the grief by family. This could cause a young person to look for help outside the family, and this is the perfect opportunity for a predator to take advantage. If it's a homosexual encounter, it's very easy for the predator to convince the young person that he or she MUST be 'gay', and that leads to a downward spiral into the lifestyle.
As for lesbians, it seems many are very outspoken about having CHOSEN their sexual lifestyle precisely as a pushback against 'patriarchy'.