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Article #38: The Heterosexual QuestionnaireMarch, 2008 - by Gaye Adegbalola
As I have worked on my new CD, "Gaye Without Shame," I have become increasingly aware of the negative stereotyping of GLBTs. When I received this questionnaire, I had the biggest laugh. It readily turns the table and offers up the inane questions that are often posed about the "gay lifestyle" and the "gay agenda". I challenge everyone straight to answer these questions with a "straight" face. If possible, answer "out" loud and hear how ridiculous your responses can be. I am positive that every member of my queer community has had to put up with such nonsense at some time in their lives. Hopefully, with understanding, we can all grow in tolerance, in acceptance, in peace.
THE HETEROSEXUAL QUESTIONNAIRE*
Please answer the following questions as honestly as possible.
1. What do you think caused your heterosexuality?
2. When and how did you first decide you were heterosexual?
3. Is it possible that your heterosexuality is just a phase you may grow out of?
4. Is it possible that your heterosexuality stems from a fear of others of the same sex?
5. If you have never slept with a member of your own sex, is it possible that you might be gay if you tried it?
6. If heterosexuality is normal, why are so many mental patients heterosexual?
7. Why do you heterosexual people try to seduce others into your lifestyle?
8. Why do you flaunt your heterosexuality? Can't you just be who you are and keep it quiet?
9. The great majority of child molesters are heterosexual. Do you consider it safe to expose your children to heterosexual teachers?
10. With all the societal support that marriage receives, the divorce rate is spiraling. Why are there so few stable relationships among heterosexual people?
11. Why are heterosexual people so promiscuous?
12. Would you want your children to be heterosexual, knowing the problems they would face, such as heartbreak, disease, and divorce?
* Created by Martin Rochlin, Ph.D., January 1977, and adapted for use.