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Android’s New “Is my son gay?” App

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Android recently released an app called, “Is my son gay?”   It features twenty questions for a mother to answer about her son, focusing on the son’s reading habits, musical tastes, clothing choices, etc.

This app is absurd.  Its intention might be humor, but even that falls flat.  The only thing that determines whether anyone is gay is whether or not that person is primarily physically and/or romantically attracted to people of the same gender.  Masculinity or femininty have nothing to do with it, nor does one’s interest in Lady Gaga’s music (which is appreciated by ALL sexual orientations).

We do understand that some parents feel that they need answers about their children’s sexual orientation, but these are answers only your children can provide, and they need to do that on their own timelines.  The discovery of one’s sexual orientation is not based on one encounter, but has to be considered over time with the evaluation of feelings for people of the opposite gender versus people of the same gender.

So sadly, when it comes to tacky technology, there’s an app for that!

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Written by glbtnhc

October 31, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Posted in Coming Out, Media, Parent

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  1. The app was withdrawn after widespread protests some weeks ago. The guy who wrote it is gay and apparently intended it as a joke. It had to be explained that it was an extremely unfunny one and in very bad taste.

    LazyJay (@LazyJaySez)

    November 1, 2011 at 5:16 am


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