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November 9, 2004 7:35 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a link to a specific website that debunks anti-gay arguments. [mi]

I haven't been there in about a year; all I remember about the page is that it was hosted on a .edu domain, possibly hosted by the psychology department, pastel colored backgrounds. It covered things like this:

1.) Few homosexual relationships last longer than two years, but in a study of 156 males in homosexual relationships lasting from 1-37 years, "all couples with a relationship lasting more than five years have incorporated some provision for sexual activity outside of their relationships." (David P. McWhirter and Andrew M. Mattison, The Male Couple: How Relationships Develop, Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1984, pp. 252, 253

4. According to the Centers For Disease Control, 50% of male homosexuals had over 500 sexual partners (Rotello, G. (1997). Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men. NY: Dutton)

5.)For homosexual men, the term "monogamy" doesn't necessarily mean sexual exclusivity. The term "open relationship" has for a great many homosexual men come to have one specific definition: A relationship in which the partners have sex on the outside often, put away their resentment and jealously, and discuss their outside sex with each other, or share sex partners. (Michelangelo Signorile, Life Outside (New York: Harper Collins, 1997), p. 213)


Actually, I guess any website will do; the one I described above just came to mind first because it was such a damn good page.
posted by punishinglemur to Society & Culture (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
it sounds like something from anti-gay AFA--they do all sorts of "reports" and "studies" on how evil we are....a google search for your #4 brings you to FreeRepublic and a link to a pdf of a study they did: Homosexuality in America: Exposing the Myths, by Richard Howe.
posted by amberglow at 8:08 PM on November 9, 2004


Yeah, but I want something to debunk that.
posted by punishinglemur at 8:24 PM on November 9, 2004


ohhh...i didn't know there was anything. Maybe this page? (and this may be helpful too)

(semi-related, but don't specifically debunk those stats--here's NGLTF's Resource Library and HRC's Responding to Anti-Gay Ads (html of a pdf).
posted by amberglow at 9:04 PM on November 9, 2004


and this UC Davis page
posted by amberglow at 9:11 PM on November 9, 2004


yay UC Davis!

(I'm typing this with language recognition software, and I swear to God it initially typed that as "gay UC Davis!")
posted by scarabic at 10:31 PM on November 9, 2004


Not exactly what you're looking for, but this letter to Dr. Laura makes a good mockery of any biblical arguments.
posted by jacobsee at 9:03 AM on November 10, 2004


I think i found it: Homosexuality is Not a Pathology
posted by amberglow at 7:45 PM on November 14, 2004


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