Originally Posted by cdn2wheeler
On the contrary, my friend.
By ensuring that the group works together, bonds are created and strengthened to form the social patterns that lead to it being safe to procreate. In other words, homosexual behaviour (especially in hierarchical societies, such as primates, dolphins, dogs and the like) may be part of a larger social construct that says, "We get along. We work/hunt/gather together. When there are hierarchical conflicts, we manage the fallout by re-establishing the bonds through homosexual behaviour."
This is, of course, just a theory; I haven't done any research on it whatsoever.
Considering that, as it has always been, men who have the highest social status get more female mates and mating opportunities, and also that these leaders/high social status guys mated with most of the females of the group while men who didn't have much status hardly mated with any female, we could say that these lower status guys had more tendency to become homosexual then, so they could, as you say, "manage the fallout by re-establishing the bonds through homosexual behaviour"
, and not rebelling against the leaders of the group.
Also, just thinking out loud some theories. It still doesn't explain female homosexuality