For those of you who don't know I happen to be bisexual, although I am engaged to a man that does not change who I am. I have been very aware of the anti-gay movement in the US, and a little of it here in Canada. It doesn't seem as obvious here in Canada, but I may not be looking hard enough, and am okay with being proven wrong. I am very happy that gay marriage is legal here in Canada and that doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon. I also happen to know a minister who is fine with performing gay marriages, which, to me, is exciting.
But for those of you who happen to be heterosexual and apposed to gay rights I have a few questions for you:
1. What do you think caused your heterosexuality?
2. When and how did you decide you were heterosexual?
3. Is it possible that your heterosexuality is just a phase that you may grow out of?
4. Is it possible that your heterosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of others of the same sex?
5. If you have never slept with a person of the same sex, is it possible that all you need is a god gay lover?
6. Do your parents know that you are straight? Do your friends and/or roommate (s) know? How did they react?
7. Why do you keep insisting on flaunting your heterosexuality? Can't you just be who you are and keep it quiet?
8. Why do heterosexuals place so much emphasis on sex?
9. Why do heterosexuals feel compelled to seduce others into their lifestyles?
10. A disproportionate majority of child molesters are heterosexual. Do you consider it safe to expose children to heterosexual teachers?
11. Just what do men and women do in bed together? How can they truly know how to please one another, being so anatomically different?
12. With all the societal support marriage receives, the divorce rate is spiraling. Why are there so few stable relationships among heterosexuals?
13. Statistics show that lesbians have the lowest incidence of sexually transmitted diseases. Is it really safe for a woman to maintain a heterosexual lifestyle and run the risk of disease and pregnancy?
14. How can you become a whole person if you limit yourself to compulsive, exclusive heterosexuality?
15. Considering the menace of overpopulation, how could the human race ever survive if everyone were heterosexual?
16. Could you trust a heterosexual therapist to be objective? Don't you feel s/he might be inclined to influence you in the direction of her/his own leanings?
17. There seem to be very few happy heterosexuals. Techniques have been developed that might enable you to change if you really want to. Have you considered trying aversion therapy?
18. Would you want your child to be heterosexual, knowing that problems s/he would face?
I hope that you now understand some of the things that members of the LGBT community are asked, and assumed to be like, and appreciate that it is possible that heterosexuality is perhaps not the norm. I do plan on doing another post in the future outlining how heterosexuality is not the norm, and hope that you all think about it.
Thanks, and until next time,
Rochlin, M.. "The Language of Sex: The Heterosexual Questionnaire" in Gender in the 1900s: Images. Realities, and Issues. ed. E. D. Nelson, B. W. Robinson. pp. 38-39. 1995. Nelson.