You can’t “fix” gay. And being gay isn’t something you would should want to fix any more than you’d want to fix being heterosexual; after all – if there is a God – he made them that way. If you think it’s a choice – when did you choose to be straight? Did you give it careful consideration? Is there a specific moment that you remember saying “gay isn’t for me”? Or have you always liked members of the opposite sex since as far as you can remember?
Richard and William Ryan write:
In this month’s issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, we and our fellow researchers provide empirical evidence that homophobia can result, at least in part, from the suppression of same-sex desire.
Our paper describes six studies conducted in the United States and Germany involving 784 university students. Participants rated their sexual orientation on a 10-point scale, ranging from gay to straight. Then they took a computer-administered test designed to measure their implicit sexual orientation. In the test, the participants were shown images and words indicative of hetero- and homosexuality (pictures of same-sex and straight couples, words like “homosexual” and “gay”) and were asked to sort them into the appropriate category, gay or straight, as quickly as possible. The computer measured their reaction times.
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