• Question: Is a person born gay/straight/bisexual or do people choose?

    Asked by dawarboss to Asif, Laura, Lena, Sean, Viv on 17 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by millerbei, drama.
    • Photo: Lena Ciric

      Lena Ciric answered on 17 Mar 2012:

      This is a question many people are trying to find the answer to.

      The evidence suggests that there is a genetic and an environmental element to it. Homosexuality and bisexuality have been recorded throughout history and are also widespread throughout the animal kingdom.

      I’m not really sure about using the word “choice”. I don’t think many people consciously choose who they are attracted to – I think various subconscious, biological and environmental factors influence our sexuality.

    • Photo: Viv Lyons

      Viv Lyons answered on 17 Mar 2012:

      being straight myself it’s a bit hard for me to answer this one but I would definitely say that ‘choice’ is the wrong word. Some people just are gay and are naturally attracted to others of the same sex.

    • Photo: Sean Murphy

      Sean Murphy answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I think everybody is different. The important thing is that everybody should have the right to have consensual relationships with whoever they like.

    • Photo: Asif Naseer

      Asif Naseer answered on 20 Mar 2012:

      One’s friends and genetic makeup both contribute