Our expert says:
Gay, lesbian and bisexual expert
Thanks for your question. This question is often asked and is a relection of the arrogance of heterosexism.
You didn't wake up one morning and decide that you will be heterosexual. Yet you assume that somehow, gay people made a decision to be gay. Aunt, no-one decides on or chooses their sexual orientation. In the same way that left-handed people didn't choose to be different from the majority of right-handed people.
In terms of sexual orientation, the only choice we have relates to how we want to live our lives. We can decide to 'pretend' to be straight or we can decide to be honest with ourselves and live our lives accordingly.
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