This myth carries a lot of weight.  The element of choice is kept alive and blame is imposed on LGBTQ+ people for being who they are. They are told they are either choosing to be LGBTQ+ or they are choosing to live the “lifestyle.”

FALSE IMPLICATIONS:

People have a choice when it comes to sexual orientation, you can be something different than what you are.

LGBTQ+ people are consciously deciding their sexual orientation

Being LGBTQ+ is not a good choice.

FACT

Research on sexual orientation points to genes, hormones, and brain anatomy.

Sexual orientation is likely determined prenatally.

The Science of Sexual Orientation

If sexual orientation is a choice then people also choose to be heterosexual.