"So what?" you might be thinking.
Well, the child in question is 7.
Now, I'm not gay, but I don't imagine that 7 is a typical age at which to discover your sexual orientation, regardless.
7 year old children shouldn't know what sex IS, in my view. My daughter is 7. She believes her stuffed cat is real, and makes faces with her food.
So I have to wonder if the mother of that child has been influencing him?
I know a number of little boys who wear tutus and high-heeled shoes, who prefer to play with dolls and little girls. They don't self-identify as gay. They just play.
I know a number of young men who played with 'girl stuff' as kids, liking make-up and Barbies. Most of them are actually straight (not that it matters!), and believe me, they didn't grow up with strict gender stereotyping.
Personally, it's none of my business if you're gay or straight. I have friends of all kinds, and I like them for who they are, not what gender they prefer or what colour skin they have, or even what politics they espouse.
I just wonder, why can't we leave the whole issue till our kids hit puberty, and let them just be kids?
PLEASE feel free to discuss, and even disagree. But be warned -- if you leave comments that claim hommasexshals are evil and will burn in hell, I WILL delete them.