Copyright by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. The concept for "Rainbow Relatives" was born when author Sudi "Rick" Karatas asked his sister if her children knew about his their uncle's sexual orientation. She said they didn't, as she hadn't been sure how to approach the topic and wished there was a book she could read to help her have those conversations. So, Sudi wrote that book. When my nephew was thirteen years old, his Christmas wish list included the movie "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry," a movie about two men pretending to be gay and getting married for health-care benefits.
“After My Parents Died, My Uncle Started Taking Advantage Of Me.”
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A new study found that homosexual men may be predisposed to nurture their nieces and nephews as a way of helping to ensure their own genes get passed down to the next generation. Research has confirmed that male homosexuality is at least partly hereditary — it tends to cluster in families, and identical twin brothers of gay men are more likely to be gay than fraternal twin brothers, who do not share identical DNA. But scientists have been puzzled about how these genes are perpetuated, since homosexual males are less likely to reproduce than straight males. Basically, why haven't gay people gone extinct? One idea is called the "kin selection hypothesis. Vasey and his student Doug VanderLaan tested this hypothesis among a group of men called fa'afafine on the Pacific island of Samoa.
Dear Abby: Subject of uncle being gay never came up with nephew
When people accused Carl Paladino of being a racist over the summer, he brought out his black friend and former Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas to defend him. So when everyone and their mom accused him of being homophobic this week, Paladino turned to his gay nephew, also a campaign staffer, to help show that it wasn't true, proudly stating , "I enjoy a close relationship with my nephew who is gay and I certainly consider him to be a functional child of God. Hannon, 23, was so pissed, he reportedly hasn't shown up to the campaign offices since the remarks were made earlier this week. When the Daily News reached him, he told them, "I don't want my face to be all over the newspaper over this.
The idea for a day devoted to gay uncles was reportedly first floated on Facebook by C. Hatter, a Florida resident, back in May. However, the idea really began to gather steam Aug. The idea caught the eye of none other than Anderson Cooper, who posted a short video of himself posing with a nephew, Martin, on Instagram.