PFOX: Homosexuality is 'not innate'

Monday, December 17, 2012
Becky Yeh - California correspondent (

With "gay" activists admitting that "sexuality is fluid," family groups see it as proof that one can change his or her same-sex attractions.

A panel presented in November by the PrideWorks conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender minors said that "sexuality is fluid" and "may change over time" (see earlier story). Still, homosexual activists maintain that they are "born gay."

Quinlan, Greg (PFOX)Meanwhile, California's SB 1172 is set to go into effect January 1 -- banning therapy for unwanted same-sex attractions for minors. Greg Quinlan, president of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX), says the measure was written with the idea that homosexual behavior is something that cannot be changed.

"I, as a former homosexual, along with tens of thousands of others who left homosexuality, [am] proof that it is not immutable; you can change," Quinlan submits. "It is not innate; you are not born that way."

The description of the PrideWorks seminar, which was sponsored in part by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), said that "sexuality is fluid, especially when it goes beyond the binary of 'gay' and 'straight' labels."

"No one is born a homosexual. There is no genetic or biological evidence for that, and none will be found," the PFOX president asserts. "Secondly, you can change if you want to change, and change for anything can be difficult and can be hard."

Even so, Senator Ted Lieu (D), who authored SB 1172, claims therapy that seeks to alter same-sex attractions does not work because it is based on junk science.

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