A "Cure" for homosexuality

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Emily Kaulitz
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April 23rd, 2007 at 03:13pm
Article for the purpose of this.

1. What do you think of this?
2. Why do you think anyone would do this?
3. If you don't, why?


I am extremely angry about this. Why do people have to change their sexuality by going to through a treatment?
You are who you are. And nothing can change that. I just recently figured out I was a lesbian, and now I'm even more mad at this.
Some people may want to change their sexuality--But can't they do that with figuring out what they find attractive, or by experimenting? If you don't like it, why go for a treatment?
I just wanted to know what your opinions are--I'm just sick of all this shit about Gay/Lesbians.

To mods: I'm not sure if this is spam or not. Shifty I thought it would be good, here.
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April 23rd, 2007 at 03:56pm
Conclusions
Homosexuality was removed from ICD-10 (international classification of diseases, 10th revision) only in 1992. Our study shows the negative consequences of defining same sex attraction as a mental illness and designing treatments to eradicate it. It serves as a warning against the use of mental health services to change aspects of human behaviour that are disapproved of on social, political, moral, or religious grounds.

Patients sought treatment or were referred after discussion with general practitioners, teachers, or others, and sometimes as an alternative to imprisonment

Treatments included behavioural aversion therapy with electric shocks, oestrogen therapy, religious counselling, electroconvulsive therapy, and psychoanalysis, and often had a negative impact on patients' sense of identity and place in society

No participant thought they had benefited from treatment and for many it increased their sense of social isolation and shame

It is harmful to apply medical diagnoses to human conditions that are disapproved of morally or socially


Wasn't this study actually being helpful showing that homosexuality isn't a disease and should never be treated that way?
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April 23rd, 2007 at 03:59pm
I guess if a gay wants to be straight they might wanna get this treatment.
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April 23rd, 2007 at 06:48pm
There is no cure for homosexuality.
You can lie to yourself and everyone else by living a straight lifestyle.
But you cannot cure what you are.
It's easier to become a female if you're male than for a homosexual to become heterosexual.
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April 23rd, 2007 at 07:27pm
i think that the idea of a "cure" is total bullshit
but i know people that wish they were straight and if a real cure existed, they would get it
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April 23rd, 2007 at 07:50pm
Complete bullshit. You can't "cure" something that you are.
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April 23rd, 2007 at 08:05pm
I dislike how its called Cure. You cure things that are bad. Like illnesses and diseases. Homesexuality isn't a disease, and it shouldn't be treated like it is one. However, I believe everyone has the right to do what they wish with their own life so long as it hurts no one else so I have no problem with them getting 'treated'.
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April 23rd, 2007 at 10:30pm
Kurtni:
I dislike how its called Cure. You cure things that are bad. Like illnesses and diseases. Homesexuality isn't a disease, and it shouldn't be treated like it is one.

It's obvious for us but not for everybody though..
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Homosexuality was removed from ICD-10 (international classification of diseases, 10th revision) only in 1992.

I didn't even know it was labeled as "disease" Confused
Whatever. Since I'm here to express my opinion about that article, I'll just use my politeness and say that some people have too much time in their hands.
I don't know if I have to laugh or get mad. It just goes too far.

Meanwhile, "between 33.4 and 46 million people currently live with HIV. In 2005, between 3.4 and 6.2 million people were newly infected and between 2.4 and 3.3 million people with AIDS died."

Then, they can take their "cure" back and try to care a bit more of real problems.
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April 24th, 2007 at 12:42pm
1. That article doesn't really make me mad or anything. Since joining GSB and debating with people in general, I've learned that there are some truly pig ignorant people out there who, to my mind, have dangerous, disgusting and downright moronic beliefs, but who am I to get angry about that?
People will carry on being stupid regardless of whether I get upset or not, so I don't waste my energy.

2. I think they should try curing some real diseases. As a person who has actually suffered from a chronic disease, it entails pain and exhaustion and takes a lot of endurance. And homosexuality sounds like a walk in the park compared to a disease, so you can take that to the bank.

3. Not everything requires a cure. There is no 'cure' for me, personally, yet I don't feel diseased anymore, and I haven't for 11 years now. After a while, you learn to live with whatever you have 'wrong' and it becomes a part of you, to the point where you don't even tell people you had/have a problem.
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April 25th, 2007 at 02:55pm
It disgusts me to think of the money that's being wasted on this idiocy. So many problems in the world today, and they're throwing their money away to "cure" a "disease" that doesn't even exist.
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April 25th, 2007 at 08:31pm
that is a load of shit.
why isn't there a cure for straight people then?
cause it's more common, cause it's in the bible.
that's fucked up. being gay is no fucking desease.
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April 26th, 2007 at 06:13am
I suppose if a gay person didn't want to be gay, then they'd probably give it a go. I have much doubt in it's success though. Especially labeling it themselves as a 'cure'.
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April 27th, 2007 at 12:21pm
I personally think that we are all born bisexual and we are given the choice on who to love and like, but what do these people think other people who are gay are.

A piece of meat which is tested on, you can't cure something as powerful as this.You can't stop love.
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April 27th, 2007 at 12:24pm
This so called cure is a state of mind, you can't change who you are by medication.
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April 27th, 2007 at 08:10pm
missand:
This so called cure is a state of mind, you can't change who you are by medication.


that is so true. [:
i like you.
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April 30th, 2007 at 01:26pm
missand:
This so called cure is a state of mind, you can't change who you are by medication.

Schizophrenics can change who they are by medication. BiPolar people can change who they are by medication. I mean, being manic is a state of mind, yet that can be stopped.

I guess what I'm really trying to say, is that just because you "are" something, i.e you "are" gay, doesn't make it a positive thing. Because you "are" mentally ill, but most people don't like to stay that way.

missand:
You can't stop love.

Quite frankly, you can, and since being gay does not equate to being in love (hey, I'm straight, am I in love? no ta) I don't understand what this statement has to do with the price of eggs.
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April 30th, 2007 at 03:46pm
Bloodraine:
missand:
This so called cure is a state of mind, you can't change who you are by medication.

Schizophrenics can change who they are by medication. BiPolar people can change who they are by medication. I mean, being manic is a state of mind, yet that can be stopped.

I guess what I'm really trying to say, is that just because you "are" something, i.e you "are" gay, doesn't make it a positive thing. Because you "are" mentally ill, but most people don't like to stay that way.

Bipolar and schizophrenia occur due to a chemical imbalance in the brain.
Homosexuality doesn't.
It cannot be fixed with medication because it is not a problem that needs to be fixed.
I'm both Bipolar II and a dyke.
My medication keeps me from cutting myself, vomiting up my food, feeling like a worthless piece of shit, participating in things I'll look back on and regret, doing drugs, and locking myself away from the world.
Homosexuality is not a disease. It is simply who you are attracted to. The only bad "side effects" of homosexuality are caused by society, not being gay.
By all means, fake who you are if it makes you feel better.
But you still are gay.
Medication won't change that.
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May 1st, 2007 at 10:28am
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Bloodraine:
missand:
This so called cure is a state of mind, you can't change who you are by medication.

Schizophrenics can change who they are by medication. BiPolar people can change who they are by medication. I mean, being manic is a state of mind, yet that can be stopped.

I guess what I'm really trying to say, is that just because you "are" something, i.e you "are" gay, doesn't make it a positive thing. Because you "are" mentally ill, but most people don't like to stay that way.

Bipolar and schizophrenia occur due to a chemical imbalance in the brain.
Homosexuality doesn't.
It cannot be fixed with medication because it is not a problem that needs to be fixed.
I'm both Bipolar II and a dyke.
My medication keeps me from cutting myself, vomiting up my food, feeling like a worthless piece of shit, participating in things I'll look back on and regret, doing drugs, and locking myself away from the world.
Homosexuality is not a disease. It is simply who you are attracted to. The only bad "side effects" of homosexuality are caused by society, not being gay.
By all means, fake who you are if it makes you feel better.
But you still are gay.
Medication won't change that.


i agree with you.
hell, i'm bi. But yeah, you cant cure something like that, its who you are. And if you're no happy with it, then you might aswell fake it.
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May 1st, 2007 at 11:35am
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Bloodraine:
missand:
This so called cure is a state of mind, you can't change who you are by medication.

Schizophrenics can change who they are by medication. BiPolar people can change who they are by medication. I mean, being manic is a state of mind, yet that can be stopped.

I guess what I'm really trying to say, is that just because you "are" something, i.e you "are" gay, doesn't make it a positive thing. Because you "are" mentally ill, but most people don't like to stay that way.

Bipolar and schizophrenia occur due to a chemical imbalance in the brain.
Homosexuality doesn't.
It cannot be fixed with medication because it is not a problem that needs to be fixed.
I'm both Bipolar II and a dyke.
My medication keeps me from cutting myself, vomiting up my food, feeling like a worthless piece of shit, participating in things I'll look back on and regret, doing drugs, and locking myself away from the world.
Homosexuality is not a disease. It is simply who you are attracted to. The only bad "side effects" of homosexuality are caused by society, not being gay.
By all means, fake who you are if it makes you feel better.
But you still are gay.
Medication won't change that.
A lesbian couple does have a chemical inbalence. Too much testosterone. And similarly, gay couples, in love have too much oestrogen.

That can easily be cured.
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May 1st, 2007 at 11:37am
well, that can. But not who you're sexually attracted to.
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