Are There More Homosexuals Now That The Door is Open?

October 5, 2012
Are There More Homosexuals Now That The Door is Open?

Reader Question:

Are there more homosexuals now that the door is open to it? Do you find this (open homosexual lifestyle) a threat to the traditional family and traditional family values? Why or why not?

-Robert (Texas)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

I don’t think more gay people are suddenly increasing in our species. I just think that as our culture is become more accepting and loving, more gay people feel safe to live openly. And that’s great for their mental health.

Is this a threat to a “traditional” family? Heck no. In fact, a family of two opposite gendered, heterosexual people living with children who they both have a biological connection to is a fairly modern invention and probably came around the onset of farming and later the industrial revolution, when women suddenly needed a man for their offspring’s survival.

In fact, some of the very best parents I know are gay, and a longitudinal study on children of gay parents shows the kids turn out just fine. Relax. Variances in being human make the world so much for interesting.


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Dr. Wendy Walsh is the author of "The 30-Day Love Detox"" (April 2013). Connect with her on Google+.

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2 Responses

    Haha this guy sounds like he’s afraid the “gays” are gonna come after him. I’m sure Mr. Texas is ready to defend his farm

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