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Monday, June 15, 2015

To a Gay Teen

According to genetic and fossil evidence, archaic Homo sapiens evolved to anatomically modern humans solely in Africa, between 200,000 and 100,000 years ago, with members of one branch leaving Africa by 60,000 years ago and over time replacing earlier human populations such as Neanderthals and Homo erectus. (

Once I had a coworker tell me that she thought all human beings were bisexual. There is a sense in which I agree with her.  In my view it is unwise for a teenager to decide they are same-sex gay for all time because they have feelings towards their own sex. Our heritage as human beings began with life itself, but more specifically between 200,000 and 100,000 years ago.  In many respects, it seems reasonable that life or death situations were intimately connected with the human family and more common in years past.  Male bonding became essential for survival. The willingness to commit to the ultimate sacrifice for the good of one's fellows equates with unconditional love.  It is often said that sex is for procreation--only a fool would argue with that.  But clearly a central purpose does not preclude other important, even essential, periphery purposes.  I think, beginning with adolescence, sex has always been an element in bonding not only in relation to the opposite sex, but to the same sex as well for necessary life purposes excluding procreation.

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