My Two Dads

Table of Contents
Topic Rational pp. 2
Internet Resources pp. 4
Abstracts pp.

Topic Rationale
The reason I chose homosexuality as a topic is because
it is queer to me. What I do not understand is what would
drive people to this way of life. As far as I can tell,
people had weird lives when they were younger. Maybe they
were dropped on their heads as babies. Maybe they were
abused as children, be it emotionally, sexually, mentally,
verbally, physically, socially, politically, economically,
chemically, and/or academically. Maybe these people joined
the ?other team? later in life. They could have just come
into it, perhaps simply putting a name to the idea. It's
possible that they have had a peculiar attraction to the
same sex, taken a step back and realizing what exactly is
happening. Or they may have done so just to gay out of a
rut or for a change. It may have been that they were
rejected one too many times or that they saw one too many
straight people who were jerks, and they said to themselves
that they did not want to be one of them. There are many
reasons, some petty or insignificant or ridiculous. Some
reasons are extreme of obvious. What my long term goal, in
a nut shell, is to understand them, their reasons, and I am
guessing that this will make me a better person.

The preconceptions that I have are that they, the gays,
are wrong, and I, (the straight one), am right. I think
that I base this on the fact that the majority of the
populous are straight. I mean, the entire American
population can't be wrong, can they? Another preconception
that could be is that I am comfortable, simply because I had
never given it much thought before. I am not going to go
around and beat them senseless to say that homosexuality is
unacceptable. The truth is, to me, that it is acceptable.
This is where my motto come into play: ?If it feels good, do
it (Within reason)!.? If they know what they are doing,
then go ahead and do it. It is their perogative and their
lives and let them do as they please. I also feel that gay
people are the most polite people in the world too; I also
hope to understand this as I research more.

I do not really have much of a previous experience with
any aspect of this topic. This is one of the main reasons
why I chose this topic, to learn more about this. My only
experience with this is from TV. There is a gay host with
his own homemaking show and a gay character in MTV's ?The
Real World? in San Francisco by the name of Pedro, a Cuban.
I am also familiar with Ellen DeGeneres, a lesbian
comedian/actress and Melissa Etheridge, the singer. If they
are comfortable with it, then we should be too.

Buckel, David ?Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund for
Immediate Release?