Why don’t gay, lesbian, bisexual people change?

This question implies that something needs to be fixed—but there’s really nothing wrong. Homosexuality and bisexuality are normal variations of human sexuality.

Confirmation of this fact has come from all the major health and mental health organizations, which have all come to recognize that homosexuality is not deviant, not a symptom or category of illness, but simply normal.

You may have heard of people who claim to have changed their orientation, but they appear to be confusing behavior, identity and orientation. They may have been able to stop acting on their attraction. They may have publicly identified themselves as heterosexual. But nothing has been found to change a person’s internal orientation.

Excerpted from And God Loves Each One.

Contributed by Ann Thompson Cook

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