A three-minute video released last week
asks people of various cultures what they would do if their child
were gay or lesbian.
Most of the people interviewed said
that they would accept their child but at least two women said they
“I will kill him,” a woman from the
United Arab Emirates told Culture
“Why do you want to kill him?” the
“It's against the natural law, I
think,” a male voice not in the shot answered.
“Yeah,” the woman agreed.
A woman from Azerbaijan said that she
would attempt to alter her child's sexuality.
“I would be very upset, personally,”
she said. “And I would try to consult a doctor about it to see why
he is gay. To see what brought him to be gay. … His hormones, then
it is from God. If it is because of the society, then I will try to
A woman from Russia said that she would
“not do anything.”
“I think God said that we can't
judge,” she said.
A man from Iran said that he would be
“sad” but in the end would accept his child: “You cannot get
rid of your children, but I would not be happy, no.”