Myths about Homosexuality debunked
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The following is an excerpt from my blog article debunking 6 common homophobic arguments. The article is designed in an FAQ format which helps to read it part by part and makes it easier to refer to for future purposes. To view the entire article visit here:

http://reasonableindian.blogspot.in/2012...pt_03.html


HOMOPHOBIC ARGUMENT #2: Homosexuality is unnatural

The standard line of homophobic defence is 'Homosexuality is unnatural'. This actually makes me smile. Natural. The meaning of the word has been abused throughout our schooling. Nature, automatically brings up an image of  plants in our minds.

But we must not confuse the word nature with environment. Natural is everything that exists in this world without human intervention. That includes planets, starts, supernova explosions, avalanches, earthquakes, migratory pattern of birds etc. Calling homosexuality unnatural just shows how misinformed people are. Homosexuality is very much present in nature. A 1999 review by researcher Bruce Bagemihl shows that homosexual behaviour has been observed in close to 1,500 species, ranging from primates to gut worms, and is well documented for 500 of them. Many species of animals display homosexual behaviour. About 10%of rams (males) refuse to mate with ewes (females) but do readily mate with other rams.

What does a person mean when he declares homosexuality unnatural? Isn't artificial fertilization unnatural? Aren't Caesarean births unnatural? Isn't ALL form of surgery unnatural in its true meaning? Natural, something that occurs without human intervention. That would rob us off a million other things that most wild animals do not do. Clothing, monogamy, spectacles, bio-engineered food, to name just a few.
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This will be a useful link to keep handy during online run-ins and conscious-raising. Thanks TheTruth for writing it.

In related news, here recent attempt to break one of the longest surviving glass ceilings in the political sphere:

Rose Venkatesan, the first transgender to float a political party

The founder of the Sexual Liberation Party was a panelist in this NDTV 'We The People' episode:

The State in your bedroom

This show offers a digest of common misconceptions about homosexuality, with some spirited rebuttals.
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