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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 15, 2013 at 11:06 am
    Link: Dad Hears Son Worried About Coming Out... - Dad overhears son`s conversation, writes his son a preemptive letter letting him know he knows and loves him. Marketing?
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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 15, 2013 at 11:09 am
    call me a cynic, but the first thing I thought of when I read this was that this clothing company came up with this as a viral marketing campaign.

    A dad wouldn`t use the phrase "cute couple."
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    Naomie_111 Female 18-29
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    March 15, 2013 at 11:14 am
    Very touching. So long as they don`t hurt anybody, parents should accepts their children`s choices.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 15, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I told my mom, she said "Don`t put that in your mouth".
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    March 15, 2013 at 11:37 am
    im with fancy on this one.
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    Toider Male 18-29
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    March 15, 2013 at 11:39 am
    How fruity does a six year old need to be to "know"?
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    March 15, 2013 at 11:39 am
    Gerry, that`s the best line I`ve heard all day.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    March 15, 2013 at 11:55 am
    Gerry- awesome.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    March 15, 2013 at 11:59 am
    Toider, why don`t effing educate yourself. Go here for a start. It`s a blog called "Born this way" and has folks posting pics from their childhood, from when they already knew. You might have your eyes opened a bit.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    March 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm
    its legit i guess link
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 15, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    Bullshiite!

    How can a "six year old" be a homosexual? He hasn`t even FORMED a sexual orientation yet!

    This is gay parents making their son gay and then being all gay and happy about his (learned) gayness.

    How gay is that?

    Plus: It`s an ADVERT for a company that sells... GAY clothes!
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    March 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm
    I never believed the "born this way" thing either. Then I met my son lol. He is only 3 but he is one flowery little dude! It wouldn`t surprise me at all if he were gay. My oldest on the other hand was the complete opposite. For a class project in kindergarten he was asked to cut out any three pictures from a magazine and paste them to some construction paper. He picked boobs, another boob shot, and ass (female). We laughed so hard at that one and he couldn`t figure out what was so funny about it.
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    kingdomCome Male 18-29
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    March 15, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    @5cats
    Jimmies status = rustled
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    March 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    "its legit i guess link"

    Thanks for the link. I totally called BS when I saw this earlier today. Congrats on IAB for getting this in so fast - keep it up. The reason I called BS was the same as FancyLad - I didn`t think a dad wouldn`t use the phrase cute couple. What a cool dad!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    @5cats Jimmies status = rustled
    @KingdomCome: Sorry dude, is that a "facebook thing"? idk what that means.

    @Kegomatix: Sibling opposites are fairly common! At work there`s sisters, 8 and 5. The older one is "super-girly" wearing cute clothes and doing "girl things" (and very interested in "romance" lolz!) but her younger sister is sure she`s really a boy! Of course the parents encourage this, they think it`s funny!
    I`m sure it`ll all work itself out. (your sons and these girls I mean).
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    thesmartkid Male 18-29
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    March 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    When I was like 6 and my cousin was 5, I knew he was gay, and he came out when he was 16 a year or 2 ago.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    March 15, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    @5cats

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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    March 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    @5cats

    If by "it`ll all work itself out" you mean I`ll love them either way then yea. I used to be a huge gay hater, forced into my mind by my dad my entire life. Then I grew up.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    March 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm
    The only downside is that if he turned out to be gay I would feel like we wouldn`t have much in common. But that`s only if he turned out to be the flaming gay type that you see on tv. I still don`t have anything against them for being gay, they just annoy the hell out of me.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    March 15, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    "How can a "six year old" be a homosexual? He hasn`t even FORMED a sexual orientation yet! "

    Maybe someday you`ll learn that being gay is about more than sex. Maybe if the GOP wasn`t obsessed about the sexual aspect of it they would understand gay people better...
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    March 15, 2013 at 5:33 pm
    ""How can a "six year old" be a homosexual? He hasn`t even FORMED a sexual orientation yet! " "

    I had my first crush at the age of 3 years old. It was on my neighbor. She was in her teens at the time. I had no clue what sex was, all I knew was that I was attracted to her and I liked looking at her and talking with her.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    March 15, 2013 at 7:20 pm
    Sorry 5Cats, I`d have to disagree with you one this one.

    Around the age 5, I had a crush on a girl in my Pre-K class. Granted, I didn`t know what sex was, but that matters not.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 15, 2013 at 7:22 pm
    If by "it`ll all work itself out" you mean I`ll love them either way then yea.
    @Kegomatix: Yes, that`s exactly what I mean. They`ll be what they will be, and you`ll be a good Dad for them :-) Those girls will be what they will be, and their parents will remain idiots... (not really! They`re both nice folks, just... odd...)

    @darkmagic14n: Ah! ic. thx!

    @lauriloo: Puberty. That is all.

    @skullgrin: "Crushes" are a normal part of childhood. They can be about either gender, but are usually called different things. It doesn`t make you a hetero- just because you had a crush on a female at age 3 ;-) Or if you had one on (lets say) Hulk Hogan? It wouldn`t make you gay. Unless you were 23...
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    March 15, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    "@lauriloo: Puberty. That is all. "

    Again, you think being gay is only about sex. You need to get your head out of your a$$. Literally.

    I held hands with a boy in 1st grade. Never wanted to hold hands with a girl...ever. I would say my "hetero-ness" was set then and there.
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    eduardoleon Male 18-29
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    March 15, 2013 at 10:46 pm
    i agree with fancy. also, that company is more of an anti bullying campaign than a clothing company
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    March 15, 2013 at 11:16 pm
    Around 8 or 9 I had a huge crush on James at 15. Even more so when he was in Salem`s Lot. I don`t remember any crushes on girls on TV or the movies. I didn`t have the same fascination my brother had with the Farah poster. I am 100% sure that I was born gay. There was no "choice" I just was.
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    March 16, 2013 at 1:39 am
    I`ve known I was straight since I was 3. When I saw the movie `Gypsy` at the theater, I fell totally in love with Natalie Wood. I still remember the literal achy feeling in my chest, it was a palpable longing that I didn`t understand. I`ve experienced that same feeling a few times since, but I have never had those feelings for any male. I never "chose" to be straight, it`s just who I am.

    Then there`s my brother who (though he tried to keep it secret to "fit in") has been attracted to boys since he was 5 years old. He dated girls all through school and had lots of "straight" sex, but he had a feeling all along that it wasn`t quite right. He never "chose" to be gay, it`s just who he is.

    You can`t tell me that a 6-year-old "hasn`t even FORMED a sexual orientation yet!" That`s just ignorant, prejudiced "Bullshiite" from an ignorant, prejudiced "Bullshiiter!"
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    March 16, 2013 at 4:06 am
    oh look at me im so open and cool about it coz its the 21 centry ohhh

    bore offfff
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    March 16, 2013 at 7:16 am
    Aww! Understanding and loving Dad! Cool.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    March 16, 2013 at 7:19 am
    @ 5Cats, no, some people DO know from a very early age. It came come about from a wide variety of reasons/experiences in a kid`s life but it can happen. I knew I was bi-sexual by grade one. It may be rare, but it happens.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    March 16, 2013 at 7:22 am
    oops *CAN come about...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 16, 2013 at 8:08 am
    Again, you think being gay is only about sex.
    @lauriloo: Nooo, it`s all about gender self-identification and orientation. Children can "have sex" at a sickeningly early age, long before puberty, but that doesn`t mean it`s a good idea. Same for "hetero- vs homo-" in a child.

    that company is more of an anti bullying campaign than a clothing company
    @eduardoleon: Well, I`m glad to hear that!

    @markust: I used to watch "Sea Hunt" with Lloyd Bridges. (check IMDB for details) He was so handsome! Didn`t make me gay though...

    I fell totally in love with Natalie Wood.
    @chalket: Who didn`t love Natalie? But see my rant on "crushes" below...

    @Wendypants: "It came come" that`s a Freudian slip if I ever saw one! ;-) Lolz!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 16, 2013 at 8:11 am
    I`m not saying it "cannot happen"! Obviously it can and does. I THINK that it`s unlikely to be "permanent" and life-long. The mix-master of puberty throws most of your childhood experiences into the blender and hits "puree"...
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    March 16, 2013 at 12:05 pm
    Parallel to this, every "trans" person I`ve ever seen on TV said they knew they were the wrong gender as a small kid. They had no concept of all the things that implied - social roles, expectations, hazards - but still knew what they wanted. So I don`t see why knowing you`re gay should be any different.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    March 16, 2013 at 7:26 pm
    "@lauriloo: Nooo, it`s all about gender self-identification and orientation."

    The point, which you seem incapable of understanding despite what so many of us are saying, is being gay isn`t just who you want to drat. It`s who you want to have romantic love with and that can be experienced way before a person starts to have sexual feelings. I don`t know why you say "gender self-identification" unless you are specifically talking about transgenders. Gay men don`t want to be women unless they are transgender. They still see themselves as their original gender so there`s no "gender self-identification" any different than you knowing you`re a male.

    BTW- I started masturbating and looking at my brother`s dirty magazines (for the forum stories in Penthouse) before puberty, so puberty has very little to do with any of this. Puberty had no affect on my being straight and wanting to be in love with a man.

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