This myth is loaded with judgments about sexuality, relationships and how things should be. This myth tells us that LGBTQ+ people need to change to be like everyone else.
- There is something wrong with LGBTQ+ people, they need to be fixed
- If LGBTQ+ people want to fit in, they need to change
- LGBTQ+ people who do not change are not really trying.
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“Research findings do not support the idea that sexual orientation can be purposefully altered — taught or learned through social means — or that non-heterosexual orientations become more common with increased social tolerance.”
Source: Bailey J, Vasey P, Diamond L, Breedlove S, Vilain E, Epprecht M. Sexual Orientation, Controversy, and Science. Psychological Science in the Public Interest. 2016.
Myth #1 : Being LGBTQ+ is a choice.
Myth #2: Transgender people are confused or tricking others.
Myth #3: Gay people can change.
Myth #4: Gay men molest children.
Myth #5: The bathroom threat is real.
Myth #6: Same sex parents harm children.
Myth #7: Being LGBTQ+ is a mental disorder.
Myth #8: People can be turned gay.