‘Sexual preference’ is a misnomer. No one ‘prefers’ to be one gender over another. Besides, gender is naturally determined before one is born. It is congenital, and is not subject to preference. It is also never acquired.
Nonetheless, there are homosexuals who are able to function as heterosexuals, but they do so only for reasons that have nothing whatever to do with sexual desire. As is the case with heterosexuals, homosexuals achieve coitus by way of their tacit imaginations. Their partners may be thoroughly unaware of that silent substitution, or only suspect it, or tacitly accept it, or may even have openly shared their thoughts about it with their partners.
I don’t have a problem with LGBTQ people, but I do have a problem with socially correct accommodations advocated by reformers, especially legislators. For example, xyz is the name of an individual who stated on the Internet that xyz is the name she wants to be called. [Here, I’ve used the word ‘individual’ to avoid the awkward ‘he or she’ trap. I’ve never used that phrase since we were bullied into using it on pain of social exorcism.]
Apart from laws designed to prevent sexual violence, sex is not subject to legislation. But there is a need to lower the rhetoric about fundamental identity. Or, better yet, there is a need to avoid discussing sex as though it were a science. In addition, regarding sex as a science is less illuminating than regarding politics or social studies as sciences.
On line, I came across a list of differing ‘genders’ so extensive that it was in alphabetical order! The list purported to be about multiple genders, but in effect it merely described various sexual exchanges between individuals who are of the same gender! Nothing new.
Like fire or the wheel or electric light, communication is a cardinal catalyst for existential advancement. Never before has communication been as prolific, as available, and as explicit about sex as it is now. But I find it incredible that so many people, especially the young, are so much more naïve about sexual identity than my generation was when it was young!
“Woke folk” are as much in the dark about sex as “un-woke” folks. For example, there are many homosexual males who are able to fully function as heterosexual when called upon to do so. That does not make them bisexual. Of course the same is true of females who also engage in sex with other females exclusivelly for reasons other than desire. It’s just easier for them to do so than it is for males who also engage in sex with other males for reasons other than desire. ‘Bisexuality’ is not a choice. Neither are heterosexuality or homosexuality.
Negative attitudes against LGBTQ people are well chronicled. But subliminally or overtly, there are many LGBTQ people, and their empathizers, who express equally negative attitudes against cisgender people. In both groups there is an ugly sense of superiority. I recently read an article dripping with sarcasm that was written by someone who is not cisgender. The article was every bit as offensive and demeaning as articles written by negative LGBTQ people.
There is an ominous malaise in a nation formerly renowned for its badge of individuality. Now, xyz is one of many who want to have anonymous names. In place of Tom, Dick, or Harry, they want to be called, We, Us, Everyone, and No one. So do socialists. Mothers are just baby makers, a child belongs to everyone.
In the twilight of my life, I wonder were humanity is going. Or, will that question be irrelevant when the first, fully adult, 51%-silicon baby emerges out of vitro.