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.


  • 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.


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

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