Gay Education (English & Swedish subtitles)

Uploaded by jaentz0r on 28.11.2010

When people talk about homosexuality, They often ask: Is it a choice?
"I've heard it is!" Hello. What's your name?
"Christian." Well, Christian, let's see what the latest
science has to say. "Oh, that..." Two help us, here are to gay people.
George and Martha. Before we can answer 'Is it a choice?', we
must first determine what it means to be gay.
How do you know you're a homosexual? "The same way you know that you're
straight." Since the 19th century, many theories
about homosexuality have been offered, that are
untestable and contradictory.
"Der Homosexuality is a result of an absent father
und an overbearing mother." "See ya!"
"Stand up straight, dear." (Freud) "Und the female homosexual has
never recovered from her anger over not having ze penis.
She wishes to avenge her perceived castration by
taking another female as a sexual object."
"You're kidding me, right?" "Well, I've always been told that
homosexuality is unnatural!"
Is it? In fact, homosexual relations are common in
nature, including zebras, baboons, dolphins, sheep,
buffalo, ducks, foxes, elephants, horses, gorillas,
moose, housecats, pigs, mice, rabbits, swans and lions,
to name a few. "Well, OK. But we're not animals. Human
beings have free will!" (Martha) "You don't just decide who to love!"
Hehehe, settle down there, Martha.
Christian does have a point. But let's take a look at the
most recent scientific evidence. As they study sexual
orientation, scientists are currently looking at
three main areas: genes, hormones and birth order.
Of course, most of these studies focus only on male sexuality.
Sorry, Martha. "What a shock!" (ironically)
Let's first look at studies of identical twins. "Hi!"
When one identical twin is a gay man, the other twin is
gay up to 70 per cent of the time, far higher than
would occur if genes played no role. In fact, these
studies show that genes play a greater role in
determining sexual orientation than they do when
whether or not you're a right or a left handed.
And we don't punish the left handed. Well, not any more. "Let's get him!"
Scientists have recently noticed a striking statistical
phenomenon. Studies show that having older brothers
increases the odds of a boy being homosexual.
"Moms always baby the youngest! Making them gay."
No, that's not it. When a woman is pregnant with a
boy, scientists are realising that her female body
often sees the male foetus as a foreign object,
and begins to produce antibodies against it.
The more boys a woman has, the more adept her body
becomes at feminising the foetus, which may explain
why with every succeeding boy, the odds that he will
be gay go up significantly. "Alright, maybe you all accept it, but what
about those people who started out gay and say
they became straight by discovering God? What about
ex-gay ministries?" (church chorus)
Even so-called 'ex-gay ministries' don't claim to
change a person's inner sexual desires, just his or her
sexual conduct. (woman) "We're still gay!"
"If these places really work, why don't they all use
the same technique? Why does each ministry experiment
it's own way?" "Well..."
"And why have so members and leaders recanted earlier
claims that they were changed?" "Maybe these programs don't work for
everyone, but what's the harm?"
"How about the feelings of shame and guilt they instill and reinforce in their
victims. Or the money, energy and time they sap from people,
that have nothing wrong with them!"
"Says you!" Well, in point of fact, not just George says
that, Christian. The American Medical
Association, The American Psychiatric Association, The
American Psychological Association, The American
Psychoanalytic Association, The American Academy of
Pediatrics, and The National Association of Social
Workers have all stated that homosexuality should not be
treated as a mental disorder and that they oppose
attempts and reparative or conversion therapy and that
sexual orientation is not a choice, and cannot be
changed. "So that's it? I'm supposed to believe that
it's not a choice, just because all those doctors
and scientists say so?"
"Or you could just ask us." "I do know this one girl named Heather
who goes back and forth, but she's..."
"Shut up!"