Since forever, homosexual men have been battered about. That’s because, in spite of the fact that we are no longer subjected to the laws of natural selection, we still live by those laws, and we even apply them to ludicrous situations. For instance, in pre-sapiens days, homosexuals were just ignored as they continue to be in Bonobo groups today because they simply didn’t challenge the alpha male. However, when we became intelligent, the now pseudo-alpha males, or more exactly, the bullies, could tell homosexuals behaved differently, and though their behavior didn’t harm the group any more than it ever had, the pseudo-alphas started oppressing them. The pseudo-alphas were applying the laws of natural selection, not to guarantee the quality of the breeding stock, but just because they were non-hetero. Homophobia is unfounded and the product of our twisted collective imagination, and if we continue persecuting non-heterosexuals, it’s because we don’t even try to understand that they are not only a harmless part of the group but a productive one, and that we are no longer subjected to the laws of natural selection. Homosexuals have always been part of the group and there is no reason to want to exclude them from the group. We just seem to take pleasure in bullying them because our intelligence tells us they are different.
Homosexuality seems to have been a genetically sound occurrence in the pre-sapiens world of survival of the fittest or natural selection. During our pre-sapiens existence, if all males had been aggressive heterosexuals, there would have been too much violence generated in their quest to become alpha males. So much aggression among the males would have been counterproductive to the survival of the group, and in the same way, too few aggressive males would have meant a gene pool of lesser quality and would have negatively affected the survival of the group. So, for any group of animals in the wild, there has to be an acceptable balance of aggressive males, not too many, not too few. It would seem that Mother Nature has developed a way of maintaining the equilibrium to ensure the best genetic stock possible within the group without destroying it. Though we left the world of natural selection when we broke the time barrier some three million years ago, this equilibrium still holds today because we are unchanged genetically.
We know that every female has a given number of oocytes at birth. While she may have a million or so at the outset, the number declines rapidly to zero after age forty. Each oocyte is genetically preprogrammed as to the type and quantity of sex hormones it will produce. Let’s say the sex hormone scale, like the PH scale, goes from 1-14 where 1 indicates the most maleness and 14 the most femaleness. As we read the scale from left to right, we have less and less aggressive males right up to the middle section where we have a hodgepodge of LGBTQ, and then as we continue reading further right, we have more and more femaleness. A good estimate of all embryos developing from oocytes favoring the LGBTQ traits (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) would be around 10%. This appears to be the case worldwide. We would probably find the same percentage in wild animals, and the bonobos would be an obvious group to study.
One reason we keep ostracising the LGBTQ group is because, in the last 100 years or so, more and more individuals have come out of the closet. Therefore, not only is the general public more aware of their presence but they also feel uncomfortable in their presence, and naturally, bullies react ever more vigorously against them because of their sexual differences. Thankfully, during the 20th century, many people suffering from this genetic variant reacted and developed what could be called a BNS (Boy Named Sue) syndrome. As more and more gays came out of the closet, and as the public at large was made more and more aware of their existence, it became clear that a disproportionate number of them were in the high rungs of society, be it in politics, arts, sport or academia. In wanting to avoid being persecuted and in their need to prove they were as good or better than any hetero, they did their utmost to overachieve in their chosen field, and many reached their goal.
One can only be glad that the LGBTQ group is today slowly taking its rightful place in society. As they integrate society openly, on an equal footing, they won’t feel the need to shock heterosexuals in order to have them face reality and will behave responsibly just like everybody else. Why shouldn’t they be allowed to marry, adopt children and live next door? If we base ourselves on the hetero divorce rates and the damage done to their offspring, it would be difficult for the LGBTQ to do worse.