i don't know how this board treats issues like asking if people are gay, but i am going to presume that if it is put in a non-dircriminatory way there is nothing wrong with it.
i sometimes wonder how many people on this board are actually gay, because there seems to be a large percentage. i am more interested, however, in knowing what is the average age different people came out in relation to the country/society they lived in. i am not gay, but i wonder about this because it seems like there are lot of young people who are opening gay, but when i went to school i don't think anybody in my entire school was openly a homosexual, and i never really thought about this fact until i came onto this board. of course there were people who were suspected of being gay (sorry if that sounds bad) but no one ever officially said they were or did anything specifically which would confirm that they were. i am sure this had a lot do with fact that it was all male private school with a strong sporting culture etc, but it is not like this was twenty years ago or anything, in fact it was less than two years ago that i was at school. i hope this thread doesn't offend people, and i am not trying to make out that being gay changes who you are as a person or that is defines who you are, but i just would like to get some impression of how attitudes differ across the vast cultural mosaic which is our world.