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Verified by Psychology Today. Gay and Lesbian Well-Being. Perhaps it is not surprising that mothers and their gay sons often describe their relationships as close.
This study explored the possibility that changes in feelings of trust for mother are associated with gay males' decisions to disclose or withhold their sexual orientation in their mother-son relationships. Fifty gay and bisexual males completed a questionnaire about their coming out experiences in the context of their relationships with their mothers. As part of this questionnaire, they completed a retrospective graphical trust history task that involved plotting the degree of trust they felt for their mothers over time and across important events such as disclosure.
And while, today, I do feel all of those things for both of my gay sons, I still feel deep shame about how I acted toward them when they first came out. In those dreams, I had a tow-headed, blue-eyed, loving grandson just like Luke. I had it all planned out. My dreams died a sudden, violent death on that muggy June afternoon.
Most of my friends are women, and many of these women are getting pregnant. On purpose. Which is great, and I imagine at 34, fairly normal.
Please refresh the page and retry. As a toddler, Paul would dance for anyone who visited the house. Unlike his younger brother, he never complained when he had to dress up for an occasion — in fact, the fancier the outfit, the better.
Male homosexuality has been a long-standing mystery from an evolutionary perspective, one that has spurred many hypotheses. Ray Blanchard and colleagues have extensively documented previously that the likelihood of homosexuality increases with a man's number of older brothers, and they have suggested that this might be explained by an immune response, but there was no evidence…until now. If confirmed, this will be a major advance in understanding a factor that can influence sexual orientation.
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Try not to make assumptions and let them come and tell you in their own time. One thing you can do is give them the information they need to make good decisions. You can contact Stonewall's Information Service for pointers.
Anthony Bogaert at Brock University, Canada, and his team think that some women who are pregnant with boys develop antibodies that target a protein made by the Y chromosome. Our immune systems make antibodies to recognise foreign molecules, which have the potential to be from dangerous bacteria. But pregnant women sometimes also produce antibodies against fetal molecules — for example, if their fetus has a different blood group.