The Gay Identity: Fact or Fiction?

Written by David F. Prosen, LMHC

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davidAre people born gay or do they choose to be gay? Both sides of this debate use this same question in an attempt to prove their position. After all, if people are born gay, then we assume God created them this way. If this is true then it must be okay. On the other hand, if people choose to be gay then they can choose to be straight. Problem solved. Right?

It’s really not that simple. This question is misleading because it is really two separate questions and the answer to both is, “no”. Continue reading