Is Gay A “Trend”?

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Hi fellow Internetpeople,

 

I’m sure we’re all aware of society’s growing dispute on the topic of LGBT and anything in that category. And if not, then please comment and tell us all which planet you’ve been living on ;)

Shout out to Ireland.

 

Anyway, I was reading an article on LGBT expression connected to freedom of speech and rights to biological parents etc. (which was really fascinating so click on this link to read it, there are some really good points in both the article and the one it discusses) and it inspired me to write this one.

I have a few LGBT friends, and while I fully support everything about it, one of them actually said to me that they wondered if being LGBT might just be “trending” (or maybe I read it somewhere, anywho… that’s what I’m going to write about now). I was quite surprised that they would say that, but it has definitely got me thinking.

Some things, like the classic “college girl lesbian experimenting”, have been a widely accepted part of society for a couple decades now, openly admitted and even joked about.

case and point

 

Other aspects like, say, the situation in ANCIENT Greece (that was more than two-and-a-half thousand years ago, think about it.), have been around for ages, and prove that people always have been, and always will be, inclined to engage in more than just man-woman relationships.

In fact there’s some very interesting information out there, for example: You may have heard that the idea of soldiers in ancient Greece having romantic feelings towards each other was popularly believed to boost fighting morale. But did you know that even though Homer didn’t actually portray the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus as a sexual one, the Greeks shipped them tremendously? Yes, it was a thing, even way back then. Here’s some ancient fan-art:

Was I the only one who didn’t really know this?

Enough rambling: My point is, in the past few years, more and more people have been describing themselves (especially on social media, where anonymity plays a large role in self-confidence) as “confused”, “unsure”, “searching”, or “experimenting” with, for, or about their sexual orientation.

Or look at all the celebrities who are suddenly coming out at bisexual. Would they have done that ten years ago? Exactly.

megan fox…

…billie joe armstrong…

…lady gaga … and these are just a few

 

 

And I am in no way questioning the truth of such claims, but here is where you finally find out what the title of this post is supposed to mean ;) –>

Are all these people are finally free to express themselves, because the subject is no longer tabu? Or has the “trending” of the issue only just made them subconsciously aware that they are even “allowed” to have these thoughts?

It’s probably a combination of both, but I just wanted to put my thoughts on the matter out there, and I’d love to hear what you think in the comments.

 

Cheers,

Penny

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8 responses »

  1. first of all, I think I’m in love with your blog (and you). Second, you make a really good point, your thoughts on this topic are exactly mine!! Stay awesome <3

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  2. Interesting post and I too have been wondering about the gay trend thing. I mean I know it’s been around for ages as you state but it kind if seems like the fad de jour lately, at least among celebrities.

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  3. You makes some really good points! I’ve been wondering about that myself. Is being gay a trend? I do know that there is a whole lot of experimentation going on and a lot of young people are posting that they are gay on facebook, when in fact they aren’t really or at least they have lots of relationships with the opposite gender. I actually have two friends, one who was married for ten years an then decided she was a lesbian and got divorced and another who was a lesbian and then got married. So I don’t know where the truth about human sexuality is, but I suspect it is far more fluid then “you were born that way,” implies.

    Thanks for the link back.

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