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Gay 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.

To Be or Not to Be Gay

Danielle Ariano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Danielle Ariano

About a year and a half after I came out as a lesbian, I moved to Miami, where I fell in love for the first time, which would have been wonderful if not for the fact that the person I fell in love with was a man. How does a gay woman fall in love with a man?

So What If Homosexuality Were a Choice?

Cindy Zelman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

If it were a choice, it shouldn't matter. It would not be a sin unless you choose to believe in such things, and it would not make the relationships any less valid unless you choose to view them as less valid.

Is Sexual Orientation Innate?

Dennis McFadden | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science
Dennis McFadden

Many would argue that discrimination against left-handers or homosexuals is indefensible regardless of the origins of those attributes, but human prejudices are complex, and the simple reality is that many people find it easier to accept a difference that is believed to be innate.

Is Homosexuality A Choice? What Science Says

| Posted 10.25.2012 | Science

By Marcia Malory Ask this question, and you will probably receive one of two responses: Yes. People choose to be gay. They are making an immoral choi...

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?

What If I Chose to Be Gay? Or, Why Herman Cain Might Be onto Something

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 12.31.2011 | Gay Voices
Darnell L. Moore

It seems that the "people are born gay" argument is the only basis for others' acceptance of LGBTQ folk. As a result, we continue to regurgitate findings from scientific guilds to support our claims of "truth" regarding our worthiness and full humanity.

My Old Girlfriend Isn't Allowed to Marry a Woman, Some Say

Stanton Peele | Posted 12.26.2011 | Gay Voices
Stanton Peele

The Republicans have the cleverest strategy -- I really have to commend them. Every month or so, they force a new contender to the front of the pack t...

As 'Gay Cure' Ministry Exodus International Closes, Insights From an 'Incurable'

Danielle Kaufman, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Danielle Kaufman, M.D.

I know that my gender identity is most definitely not a choice. Had I been given a choice, I would have chosen a gender identity congruent with my body's sex. I have suffered enormous, unspeakable pain for decades from having my real gender identity in conflict with my birth sex.