Happy pride month! 🌈

Sources: Gallup surveys of 2012, 2016 and 2021 and the PRRI survey from 2023

  • Kaity
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    Being trans doesn’t necessarily mean you are homosexual. It is kinda gay to be trans though.

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      No but if you like girls and then realise you are also a girl you can go from “I’m a straight guy” to “I’m a gay woman”

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        1 month ago

        Yeah, in my case though my sexuality flipped, didn’t change too much because I’m pan but preferences went 65/35 to 35/65. I also know someone who was gay before, and after, transitioning. And I know many who haven’t changed what gender they are attracted to.

        Was mainly trying to point out they aren’t connected for any cis people who wander.

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        1 month ago

        I’m not sure what you are trying to imply…

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          Sorry, I guess the confusion is partially between you and the person you were replying to. The chart says LGBT, but “gay” is often used synonymously with LGBT when referring to the community (i.e. gay pride month instead of LGBTQIA+ pride month).

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            hmm, I suppose, but I do not like that. More often than not people are inclusive in hate but exclusive in praise. I understand ya, but I did specifically say homosexual to disambiguate. It’s a fairly common misconception that trans people are just gay people who want to deceive straight people. Being trans, however, is not connected to sexuality, it’s identity. I would have identified as a mostly straight d00d before transitioning, with a bit of pan-curiosity, now I’m solidly pan, somewhat more attracted to men.

            TLDR: trans is not gay, but it’s kinda gay, and I’m double gay.

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              I appreciate that you used the word homosexual, but the person you replied to didn’t so I was confused as to why you thought that’s what they meant. 🤷

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                I was mainly trying to be funny but I did take the comment to mean she likes women, so now she knows she’s gay because she knows she’s a woman.

                I’m gonna be real with you though, I’ve been having terrible migraines today, that combined with my ADHD and who knows why I say what I do.

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                  I also meant my initial reply to be more sarcastic and rhetorical, but I forgot that doesn’t come across online so well. Hope you feel better soon though.