I grew up hearing a lot of people say that sexual orientation was a choice, but I don’t believe that. It is absolutely clear to me that there are genetic components that make up our sexuality, and that those things typically cannot be altered. I openly admit that I am heterosexual, and I don’t think there’s any amount of therapy that could make me be anything else.
In the 70’s I was at a university that reportedly did research where men watched movies of gay men having sex–electroshock aversion therapy. If they became aroused, they were given electrical shocks –a sort of sick “Clockwork Orange” experiment.
I guess I just want to say that I love my friends and relatives who are gay, and I accept them for the warm, funny, wonderful people that they are.