He described how his police officer father would never accept him and death is the preferable option to rejection.
I explained how sexual preferences are “wired” and not “chosen”. He came to the realization that he did not have a defective character. He has a neurology that makes him sexually attracted to other males.
Homosexuality might be inherited from mothers as the result of a purely random “switching off” of one of our X chromosomes. Birth order also has an impact.
A study found that for each older brother a man has, his odds of being gay increase by 33% due to the increase in antibodies that impact masculinization of the brain. Several major structures of the brain have been found to play a role.
You wouldn’t dream of rejecting your son or daughter because they inherited your brown hair. Don't reject or judge them for their sexual preferences, either.
Life for gay teens is tough enough. Just love them.
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