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Sexuality Choice

WATCH: Straight Guy Brought To Tears After Asking A Simple Question About Sexuality

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

We hope you have your tissues handy. Last month we brought you the horrific story of a gay teen who was verbally abused, physically assaulted and k...

Why This Man's Claim That People 'Choose' to Be Gay Isn't Just Total Bullsh*t -- It's Dangerous

Noah Michelson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

Why does this matter? Well, aside from the fact that claiming that we can choose to be queer (and, by extension, straight) fuels the barbaric practice of "conversion therapy," it can also have unthinkably terrifying consequences in other ways.

Turning the Tables: Do People 'Choose' to Be Straight? Is Being Straight a 'Lifestyle Choice'?

Murray Lipp | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

Within the context of discrimination, one of the most used "weapons" of those against equality is the notion that people "choose" to have a homosexual orientation. It is important to challenge this myth, because it forms a key part of opposition to equal rights for gay and lesbian people.

Cynthia Nixon's Only Real Choice? Honesty

Cathy Renna | Posted 03.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Cathy Renna

We should be thanking Cynthia Nixon for giving us an opportunity to talk about sexual orientation for what is really is, a complex human trait that is not fully understood, and not a simple gay/straight binary but a spectrum of behavior and identities.

Is It a Choice To Be Gay? It Depends On The Meaning Of 'It'

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 03.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

The best analogy for the question of choice and sexuality is not race or gender but religion. Among defenders of Cynthia Nixon's "choice" remarks are those who say that, just as Americans choose their religion, why can't we choose our sexual orientation?