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  •  Not so ridiculous. (0+ / 0-)

    Sure, many people might not actually know by age 12 but speaking for myself and the few other people I've talked to about this very subject we pretty much had our sexual orientation figured out in first grade. There's a lot of repressive societal pressure that people have to deal with. It may lead some people to live in denial or cause genuine confusion but sexual orientation is not something that just magically appears during puberty. At the same age I was mesmerized by Stacey in her green velvet play dress-up dress a friend of mine was gazing in wonder at the blonde curls of one of his classmates. We most certainly knew.

    What would be ridiculous would be for us to have tried to explain those feelings or categorize ourselves at age 5 or 6.

    At age 12 though ... I had the vocabulary and the insight.

    And it's so good to see pressure coming from within the organization by troops like yours. Both of my brothers were scouts but for some reason, by the time I came along, the family had had enough.

    “The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged.”

    by Marko the Werelynx on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 04:01:22 AM PST

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