I am the daughter of a lesbian who ‘chose’ to be straight for many years and it made her miserable. She has now been with her current partner 25 years and she is happy. Mosy gay people that I know, knew at a fairly young age that they did not have the same responses to the opposite sex that future heterosexuals did. That’s not choice or conditioning, that’s instinct. …and before somebody brings it up: Homosexuals are NOT pedophiles. Pedophilia is about power and forcing oneself on someone who can’t fight back or is easily manipulated.