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