Believe it or not, some people still believe that homosexuality is a choice. They somehow deny the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social and cultural influences that come into play when developing one’s sexual orientation, and reduce it to mere thought. To illustrate the absurdity of this claim, Twitter user Simon H has decided to ‘share’ the exact moment he decided to become gay.

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The tweet resonated with other homosexuals on the social network and they quickly joined the fun

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Research over the last several decades has demonstrated that sexual orientation ranges along a continuum, from exclusive attraction to the other sex to exclusive attraction to the same sex. However, sexual orientation is usually discussed in terms of three categories: heterosexual, gay/lesbian and bisexual. This range of behaviors and attractions has been described in various cultures and nations throughout the world and many cultures use identity labels to describe people who express these attractions. In the United States the most frequent labels are lesbians, gay men, and bisexual people. However, some people may use different labels or none at all.

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