I mean its 2017 its becoming quite ridiculous now
Homosexuality is not a mental illness, why do so many ignorant people still believe that?
What Guys Said 59
What makes you think that homosexuality is not a mental illness?
There is a clear definition on what is normal and normal behavior in the human population. Two eyes, two arms, two legs, one head... all normal. When a person is born with one eye, one arm, no legs... etc... this is not normal and we call it a physical disability.
This applies just as much to the mental state of a person, and whom they are sexually attracted to. Normal is being heterosexual. Any deviation from that is just a variant of the same mental illness where one has an odd attraction to something. Some people (pedophiles) are attracted to little children and infants. That's a mental illness. Some people are attracted to inanimate objects like cars. That's a mental illness. Some people are attracted to other species of animals, and go about sodomizing cats, dogs, goats, chickens. That's a mental illness. Some people are attracted to the same sex. That's a mental illness.
This behavior is not normal, but it is natural in the sense that it is naturally occurring. Even if your genes are perfectly normal, the body does not always develop properly. Just as the body can develop physical abnormalities and deformations, so too can specific body parts like the brain, or hormone secreting organs and glands develop abnormally. When the brain develops abnormally, we see problems like schizophrenia, bipolar syndrome, autism, and confusion over sexual attraction (i. e., pedophilia, homosexuality, etc).
When we look at someone with Down's Syndrome, most people can tell something is wrong by the traits commonly seen with Downs Syndrome people. Enlarged head, droopy eyes, distorted facial structure.
When we look at people who are homosexual, their mannerism, speech etc... makes them easy to identify. Clearly, there are certain traits among many homosexuals that make them easy to identify. This is called a syndrome, a group of symptoms that consistently occur together or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms.8
I'm more confused how in 2017 some people believe that Gender Dysphoria is not a mental disorder, when it's classified as such from the DSM. It only changed from Gender Identity Disorder to Gender Dysphoria, because there were advocates who lobbied for this change for years so as to remove the stigma that exists around "disorder" when regarding transgender.
So it's a disorder, they just don't want you to call it one because of the social stigma that comes along with disorders. Which is odd because we can comfortably accept anxiety and depression as serious disorders, but we're expected to not also consider gender Dysphoria a disorder when it's arguably more severe a case.6
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Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).
It has been defined as contempt, prejudice, aversion, hatred or antipathy, may be based on irrational fear, and is often related to religious beliefs.
Negative attitudes toward identifiable LGBT groups have similar yet specific names: lesbophobia is the intersection of homophobia and sexism directed against lesbians, biphobia targets bisexuality and bisexual people, and transphobia targets transgender and transsexual people and gender variance or gender role nonconformity.
Disapproval of homosexuality and of gay people is not evenly distributed throughout society, but is more or less pronounced according to age, ethnicity, geographic location, race, sex, social class, education, partisan identification and religious status.
I strongly believe that #weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, #homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.2
You shouldn't care what others are thinking they won't change.
You are you.
They search for an easy life and you are searching for an easy life.
A little thought experiment.
In 500 Years all humans are created artificially in a lab that's just normal.
So what would people think about sex and getting baby's the normal way.
SEX would be just for fun because the natural way to get baby's is way to risky because off reasons.
So what do you think people would say.
Back to today
What if your hetero and don't want kids is it okay to have sex because it's fun.
And does it matter if your gay or not?
Are you ill because you don't want kids?
Or your hetero and can't have kids you still have sex and adopt a kid does it matter here if your hetero or not?
And if it would be an illness would it be bad?
Or is someone mentality ill because he/she is hetero and it's just lucky coincidence that our nature needed it the last million years?
There is no mentally illness in a world who everybody has the same mental illness because it would be normal.
Easy thought if you live in a word in which everybody cuts of his left toe and you don't want to do it are u mentally I'll?
I could go on and on.
We are what we are and what we want to be because we are made to want to be like we want to be.1
i think because it helps a lot of people feel justified in condemning homosexuality if they can say, "look it's a mental health issue".
if they accepted that it wasn't a mental health issue then they'd have to find some other excuse for being against it1
''It's the current year!'' Lol
Seriously though it technically is, whether you think it's right or wrong is irrelevant. It's a psychological abnormality that inhibits your ability to function as a normal human would function - with a sex drive that directs you towards reproduction. I think it can absolutely be defined as a mental disorder.
There's nothing wrong with Tourette's Syndrome and it's a mental illness, so I won't give special treatment to homosexuality solely because our culture puts it on a pedestal.4
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Oh yes, it is the current year, "The prophecy has been fulfilled!" great, now I will continue carrying on with my life.
Turns out I'm supposed to say something pro-gay (I'm assuming from your stance on the issue) For me, as long as LGBTQRSTUV+ people don't mind me I won't mind them. Do I find homosexuality immoral? Yes, slightly, but again if I were to compare the morality of a serial killer as compared to a homo, I'd say the homo is more likely to be redeemed.2
you're confusing two very different things
we accept homosexuality because it does nobody any harm. we dont judge gays lesbians (etc etc) because there is no reason to. they fit fine in today's society and, again, their existence harms noone
but its still a mental illness5
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I don't think you have the professional authority to claim what it is or isn't.
We don't know what causes alternate sexualities, but we know that they correlate with a higher occurrence of mental disorders and that they are linked to the way the brain functions.
Humans clearly aren't designed to be homosexual from neither biological nor evolutionary standpoint, so it clearly is an irregularity of some sort.
I know it's 2017 and that liberal retardation is favored over facts, but it is becoming quite ridiculous now.2
You wrote it: "ignorant people"2
From an ecological perspective it's quite strange.
At the very least this type of sexual behavior is considered deviant; it represents a relatively small percentage of the population. The deviant behavior is ofcourse rational in the sense that it's occurrence serves a purpose. Deviance ensures a more specific population is actually contributing to the gene pool.
Now, it is not my place to determine the 'fitness' of individuals who display deviant behavior. I can only say objectively, that social institutions are in place which provide notable resistance against this type of deviance. You can live however you wish, I am simply stating my observations.1
homosexuality means an attraction to the opposite gender. Modern liberals would tell you that there are more genders than you can count so it's not a very accurate term any more if that's the case1
I agree it's not a mental illness, I support the LGBT, but it's retarded to say "it's 2017, people should accept gays", what's next? "It's 2045, people should accept zoophiles"... "It's 2100, people should accept pedophiles".
The year we live in has nothing to do whether something is right or wrong.2
Quite simply, because it defies natural law. The penis isn't anatomically designed or optimized to penetrate the anus, and the anus certainly isn't designed or optimized to be penetrated. This is why deadly diseases and STDs are so common in the sodomite community, and it's why they're always dying-off.1
Okay so some people still believe in this as there was false science to prove that it is a mental illness and since it's in history many ignorant people will believe in it. Maybe the person was brought up on it or maybe they follow their religion a bit too hard.
Either way this is something that happens when people refuse to believe in the real facts that it's not a mental illness.1
Just because society doesn't currently recognize it as a mental illness, doesn't mean it isn't, or vice versa. By the way, are you a certified psychiatrist/psychologist? Even if you were one, you could be pushing the agenda of others that is not right.0
Some people would rather convince themselves that they are right than admit they were wrong.0
The phrase "It's 2017" is so annoying and overused.. Anyways I don't consider it a mental illness I don't know about others.2
I mean scientifically, it's been proved and studied that homosexuality is a mental disorder (not a disease tho). However, I'm straight and don't care what it really is. I have a girlfriend and we get kinky as fuck, lol. Also, I like to see her making out with another woman ;)1
Then scientists are ignorant.. What a paradox lol.0
True, it just means your attracted to the same gender, it's genetics and brain structure0
I'd like to first say that I don't think homosexuals are bad people or any less than us, nor am I trying to argue that it is wrong but I do get annoyed when political correctness infects science.
By definition homosexuality is a mental illness. It inhibits the ability of sexual reproduction and rewires the brain to like the same sex if acted on resulting in harm (Ruptured sphincter).2
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Listen what gays do is their business, but it is a mental illness there is a reason why there is a man and woman and not man and man3
People are asshole and stupid assholes at thag1
I hate to say it but if people are allowed to be as insensitive as they want no matter how much you and I hate it. You are allowed to act in whichever ways you desire just as much as they are. There are no correct or incorrect ways of living within the limits of the law.
That being said, people are ignorant as hell and there is likely no way of educating those who are stuck in their ways. On the flip side, there isn't much they can do to get the gay out of homosexuals.
There will always be differing points of view and it will always be frustrating to the opposing side.
By the way, it is ridiculous. I agree...0
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Because that's what they want to believe. Plus, majority of people who think that way are the older generations who grew up being taught that it is a mental illness. So it's difficult for them to suddenly change their opinion. But just because they have this belief, doesn't mean they're a terrible person and should be cut out of your life. They can still be supportive and loving of you, even if they don't agree with homosexuality. :) I have a friend who is very Christian and homophobic. She dislikes homosexuality, and sees it as a sin. But can also understand that it's not her place to control or preach to others. I'm bisexual, and we're friends :) We have a little silent pact, where I don't talk about my homosexuality, and she won't preach about Jesus to me lol~ But it's also no one else's business to force others to believe what another believes. So long as they aren't hurting you (verbally, emotionally, or physically), then I don't see a reason to worry about it. :) Everyone will always have their own opinions, and we can't always change that. So it's better to learn how to get along together, rather than constantly butt heads.3
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I dont believe homosexuality is a mental illness. But I believe people are entitled to their beliefs.2
Some people are just not smart enough to recognize that things that they don't like are still natural and have been observed in other animals apart from humans.1
Why even ask this, people who think like that are beyond learning how to be tolerant and respectful. You'll just fuel their fire.2
Because they are ignorant sweetie you can't change that...4
You answered your own question. It's because they're ignorant.1
The year has nothing to do with it. Some people who disagree with you thinks you're ignorant for thinking it's not a mental illness.
I've had people who told me they were delivered from homosexuality and I was like really? Then when I introduced them to the opposite sex, they seemed to be clueless. What they were probably doing was suppressing their homosexuality, not changing it.1
Because they're stupid1
No idea. I hate it when people say that. I'm lesbian, but I'm not mentally ill.1
Don't think it is a mental illness, those people are just mentally unstable and confused.2
Because stupidity. There's nothing wrong with liking who you like.6
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