Myth 8: People can be turned gay.

This myth continues on the path of finding something wrong with LGBTQ+ people.  If you are born LGBTQ+ and you did not choose it, then someone or something must be blamed for this happening.

FALSE IMPLICATIONS:

  • If there is not a good parental bond with the same sex parent then the child will become LGBTQ+.
  • The parents did not shield the child from bad influences.
  • If a child is sexually abused they will become LGBTQ+.

FACT

  • No scientifically sound study has definitively linked sexual orientation or identity with parental role-modeling or childhood sexual abuse.

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