Believe it or not, a lot of people out there still believe that homosexuality is a choice. Those people are completely oblivious to the reality of homosexuality, and their ignorance shows.
A gay Twitter user sarcastically asked people when they “decided” to be gay and shared his “reason” for doing so, which is obviously a joke.
So. Gays. When Y'all choose to be gay?
For me it was a beautiful spring day and I just thought, "You know what, I really want to disappoint my parents, offend my church, limit my options, lose my rights, live in fear of homophobic abuse, be afraid to hold my partner's hand…
— Simon H (@FreelanceCynic) March 22, 2019
And the responses came flooding in, with people sharing their ironic, sarcastic tales of why and how they “decided” to be gay.
Someone told me I could be gay temporarily, you know just to try it for a year. After my 365 day trial ended I just went month to month. Now I can’t find the support number or email address to cancel so I just stay gay.
— TotchosInaBox (@TotchosB) March 22, 2019
At the time people were yelling 'poof' at me and throwing rocks at me as I walked home from school, I was like – wow – I love being at risk. I should do this more.
— Bill Roberts (@Bilboroberts) March 23, 2019
It was during the 80s at the height of AIDS panic and stigma. I thought, y'know, I'll have some of that…
— Alan Palmer 🏳️🌈 (@PalmerAlan) March 23, 2019
All the kids were calling me gay at school, so I just assumed they must be right and even though I didn't really understand what it meant, I just went with it. Still not sure I fully understand it now.
— Toby Rothwell (@RothwellToby) March 23, 2019
I decided while I was in a “happy” hetero relationship, I thought I know what I’ll do, I’ll ruin everything and disappoint everyone out of spite. Even though they had done nothing for me to feel that way. I thought, I’ll stop myself having kids and I’ll just be a cool uncle
— Marky B (@markybram) March 23, 2019
Want more? Oh, there’s more!
For me it was right after my mom hurled homophobic slurs at the tv following Ellen’s talk show debut.
“They’ll give a show to any f****t these days!”
And I thought, yep I’m gonna be gay now. I want my family to hate me as much as they hate Ellen!
— easily bribed with chocolate (@codyrothery) March 24, 2019
I was going to be straight but then I realised I don’t look good in a fleece.
— Phil Mews (@PhilMews) March 23, 2019
I caught the gay when I was about 5. Extremely rare tv virus. I saw an episode of Sailor Moon and I’ve been the Moon Princess every since pic.twitter.com/pxwSWDDBxW
— Bad Guy Chae Lee (@OkayChae_) March 23, 2019
For me it happened while watching The Golden Girls. I thought, “There’s no way I can stay straight and really get the most out of this show.” Never looked back.
— Dr. Thomas J. West III (@TJWest3) March 23, 2019
While I was being beaten up and bullied at school. I just made the decision "I want to be bullied, beaten and frightened most school days". It was the best *choice* I ever made and has helped shape my life.
— Enchanted Hounds #FBPE 🏳️🌈 🇪🇺 🇬🇧 🇮🇪 (@Baulked1) March 23, 2019
I saw other “girly, weird boys” getting endlessly tormented and threatened at school, and thought to myself “man that looks great, sign me up!”
— Painfully Thick™ (@zeilreigan) March 23, 2019
And I think this might be my favorite.
When I was born and the doctor handed me the clipboard I checked off the rainbow box because it was pretty….I had no idea what it meant at the time🤦🏻♂️🥺
— davey gravy (@jerseyh0mo) March 23, 2019
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