A good friend of mine sent me this incredible Ted Talk by James O'Keefe titled "Homosexuality: It's about survival - not sex" about 2 years ago. It blew my mind. Perhaps watch it after you read this. Since then I have shared this idea with at least 20 people (in, aligned, and outside of the LGBTQ community). It blew their minds too. This is because it scientifically confirms that homosexuality is predetermined by mother nature herself in more ways than one. Yes, not only is it a testament to a woman's body and everything it is capable of innately knowing, but it also throws this whole "being gay is a choice" thing out of the water. No it's not a choice bitch, it's literally designed by mother nature.
The Ted Talk is two-fold. First, he states it is often common that among siblings, that last born tends to be gay--simply because mother nature decided that this mom has had too many kids. She knows the world will become overpopulated if every single one of these 5 kids has biological babies of their own. She's all, "Let's make Baby Number 4 gay so the odds are much lower for them accidentally impregnating someone or for them getting accidentally impregnated." I believe this with my whole heart. Much like I believe that as much as I want every disease to be curable and natural disasters to end, I think mother nature is going to keep bringing them on, screaming, "Bitches stop fucking up my earth and die off already!" My logical side and my emotional side go at it pretty intensely over this sentiment.
So Mother nature has many ways of taking care of herself: regulating reproduction by strategic planning is just one. James O'Keefe explains that his first born is gay, and--scientist that he is--was curious how. Well... his wife was diagnosed with cancer while she was pregnant, went through chemo, and safely had her (gay) first born. O'Keefe believes that because her body was in such great distress, mother nature said, "Well you already have a boy cooking up in there**, I need to make sure he's an emotionally intelligent one that can help take care of you." Let's be real, we all know straight boys aren't as capable of that. So mother nature, once again determines that this child will be gay, to bring kindness and understanding into this distressed mother's life.
WHAAAAT. I want to say I'm shocked, and while it's a fascinating observation, I'm just happy to have found yet *another* way to defend my case. In lieu of pride month, more anti-abortion laws being passed, the environment going to shit, and working on a theatre piece about motherhood and gay dads---I developed a theory: I think Mother Nature wants to make the whole world gay.
I think this would be a very positive thing. Think about it: More homosexual couples means less unplanned pregnancies, thus more intentional babies being born into homes they are deeply wanted in (because that shit is expensive). Plus less abortions! DOUBLE PLUS less kids in foster care! Environmental benefits: overpopulation would be naturally controlled, making natural resources more available. AKA Less people using water, polluting the air, less ugly apartment complexes built from trees in the rainforest to account for the ever growing population. More gay people means more open doors, better attitudes, more fun, less judgement, overall happier humans who accept themselves and others for who they are... This is only the start.
Maybe it's because I currently live in New York, or maybe it's because I grew up having gay dads and gay uncles and primarily gay friends, or because I'm pretty queer myself, but I don't know many straight people. It's already happening! I think Mother Nature is a smart lady. She knows that if the whole world is gay, she would have kinder and more understanding people in the world to help take care of her.
Besides, before Christianity arrived on the scene, homosexuality was the way of life. I mean come on... What human wouldn't want to fuck a Greek God? So really, I'm pretty sure it's not Make America Great Again. I'm of the party that votes to Make America Gay Again.
Happy Pride Month. <3
**Footnote: After watching an (incredible) movie about abortion (Obvious Child--watch it), I realized I knew virtually nothing about reproduction (thanks again, Sex Ed). So I did some research and found out that the potential baby's sex is determined almost immediately upon the sperm penetrating (their word not mine) the egg. However, and egg can only be fertilized when you ovulate, which is usually 2-4 days after your period ends. So one little sperm swims its way to the fallopian tube to penetrate an egg, which happens approximately 1 to 72 hours after ejaculation. In approximately 5 to 7 days, the penetrated egg sack moves into the uterus to work on hatching. But the pregnancy doesn't even begin until the egg sack attaches itself to the uterine wall. If it doesn't attach, it just bleeds out of your body with the rest of that bloody wall during your period. And a woman can't have an abortion until about 5 or 6 weeks in because the fetus has to be big enough (we're talking the size of a pea here, folks) to make sure it's actually a fetus before they remove it. It's honestly incredible how the female body works. Every woman deserves the right to choose.