Hi Veronica, thank you for putting your life out there, and basically for rehashing (except for a few parts here and there) my life. I probably would have used several pages, so it was nice to see it a little more direct. Big difference was I’ve been married twice, my first never knew, (thank whatever god or gods there are!!!), and I came out very early to 2nd and we’re still together 40+ years later.
I do think there’s some kind physical imbalance going on, which could (or as likely not) be in the genes. If every inherited trait passed the same way generation to generation, and every pregnancy was exactly the same to a ‘t’ , I have to wonder if there would ever be a chance for any kind of ‘abnormality’ or even difference to show itself. But things happen, and all sorts of outcomes take place, not just gender/sexual differences. Funny that physical variances from the norm are sort of ‘okay’, sad, even tragic, but often acceptable, but other variances are looked upon as horrible abnormalities, as in tendencies to in a way, suggest putting that poor thing down.
In doing genealogy, I discovered my great-grandfather had 7 brothers and sisters, of the 8 and from a very Roman Catholic family, only 2 married (I should be thankful he was one), and we’re talking about the 1870’s to 1890’s. I find that rather…interesting. And that my father (same line) had two good friends that my mother later told me she suspected were gay. And we’re talking 1940/50s here when being gay wasn’t acceptable. These are just speculative, but I also think not much research has looked into all this.
Anyway, thank you bringing this up.