This myth continues on the path of finding something wrong with LGBTQ+ people.  If you are born LGBTQ+ and you did not choose it, then someone or something must be blamed for this happening.

  • If there is not a good parental bond with the same sex parent then the child will become LGBTQ+.
  • The parents did not shield the child from bad influences.
  • If a child is sexually abused they will become LGBTQ+.
  • No scientifically sound study has definitively linked sexual orientation or identity with parental role-modeling or childhood sexual abuse.

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.

Myth #9: Children are too young to know.