9 Jan Family in Singapore's gay surrogacy adoption case face life in limbo Shawn, left, James, right, and their son Noel, centre, play with a toy train they got Noel for Christmas. Out of the three bedrooms in Noel's home, two have been dedicated to the four-year-old — one for sleeping, the other for toys. 24 May and “Will he be gay?” I can only put these questions down to naivety, curiousness , personal preference and just general dated / old fashioned hearsay or wives' tales. Many of the questions come from fathers who seem to presume that their son playing dressups, cuddling soft toys and playing with dolls will. 22 Apr Of course, there might be something wrong with these norms—and gendered toy aisles—in the first place. Scientists have not yet identified a "gay virus" that attaches itself to baby dolls and Easy Bake ovens and princess dresses, but many people seem to think that this virus is precisely how little (gay) boys.