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Turkish authorities arrest 200 at gay pride event

Discussion in 'European Politics' started by England my lionheart, Jun 27, 2022.

  1. Jayhawker Soule

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    Impressive courage!
     
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    Erdogan's endeavor to increasingly involve religion in Turkish politics is as disturbing as it is unfortunate.
     
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  3. Brickjectivity

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    You can arrest the gays, but more are born every minute.
     
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  4. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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  5. sun rise

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    does this kind of thing affect their ability to stay in nato
     
  7. Aštra’el

    Aštra’el Aštara, Blade of Aštoreth

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    Not born. Developed.
     
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    Wrong-- it's mostly biology [hormones].
     
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    I don't think it's hormones, but I do think people are born that way.
     
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    Yes, it happens before birth.
     
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    It is often hormonal. Gay men tend to have older brothers, so the mothers' testosterone levels may be low. Also, maternal stress is a factor.
     
  12. Jayhawker Soule

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    Evidence?
     
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    Yes, it is mostly hormones as the research has repeatedly shown. Our sex drive is largely determined by them, and sometimes they don't match the "equipment".
     
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  14. Snow White

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    Sorry about that. I figured most of it occured in the brain.
     
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  15. Twilight Hue

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    That is a humongous a can of worms.

    It opens the door to other things a person is based on using one's biological makeup.
     
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    The brain controls certain things, depending on its physical make up. Fetuses are physically female at first, then hormones cause changes if it's a male. Hormones cause other changes too. The brain and body change at different times during gestation and sometimes they both don't change. Different areas of the brain can be affected. That doesn't mean anything can be attributed to that, but certain things like sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. Not whether or not someones is sexually attracted to children, animals, or feels like they are a purple spotted monkey.
     
  17. metis

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    Generally speaking, we all are born with a mixture of both estrogen and testosterone to varying degrees and, as I mentioned before, sometimes the "equipment" and the more dominant hormone doesn't match. This not speculation on my part, just to be clear.
     
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  18. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    I guess it could be anywhere where there are backward people.
     
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