From the dawn of time there have been gay people. We have known for a long time, in research, in the pure sciences, that in the process of evolution some people wind up primarily gay or homosexual, some people wind up primarily heterosexual, some people wind up primarily a variation thereof. But all beings are sexual, since this is whence we came. In that nine months of gestation there is a period of time in which you’re a nonentity, a period of time in which you’re asexual, a period of time in which you’re monosexual, a period of time in which you’re primarily homosexual, a period of time in which a majority of people, apparently, wind up heterosexual. Thus, if at that moment of birth this new person emerges and he or she is gay, nobody notices that. If that person is born black, or Chinese, or Japanese, or some other person of color that is instantly noticed, the father instantly notices it, the mother notices it, the obstetrician who assisted [the] it’s birth noticed it, the birth certificate is noted: Black American. But no birth certificate ever said GAY, because nobody noticed that. There was no way for it to be determined. [If only] there were some kind of litmus test that could be applied—[this] little blip that you put on the rump of a new baby, it says AH! the meter shows nine points… zing!… GAY. So we put on the birth certificate: A new gay person has been created. Gay people are denied that, [but] then gay people have to go through the same physical growth that non-gay people have to go through. However, at some point then, gay people are denied a spiritual growth. They are visitors in the village, not really belonging, and all that time being denied. There is an 18-year period of denial, and what happens to people during that period of denial? Some of them become alcoholics, some become drug addicts, some become stutterers, some become murderers, and some become terribly creative people. Whether more gay people become alcoholics, stutterers, or murderers than non-gay people, I don’t know. As a matter of fact I think probably not. Gay people share in a percentage of this! And if that’s true, it indicates that there is an inner spirit, a gay spirit, that is worthy of attention. Now at 18, 17, or 16, or whenever it happens, one has had a few single-gender sexual experiences and one is beginning to have those gay feelings, and then what happens when one tries to express that? Well, they’re shut off immediately. “You’re sick!” “Sinful!” “You’re horrible!” “You must go see Doctor Wasserman!” So as a result of this, people flee. They go to the coasts, or Chicago or New Orleans, and there undergo the transformation, [emerging from] the chrysalis. An escape from East Jesus, Nebraska, to personal freedom.