Young LGBTQIA+ Person
Parent of an LGBTQIA+ Person
Sexuality & Gender
By Alice Chesworth
(From Minus18’s OMG I’m Queer)
All people have their own sexuality. Whether that’s straight, gay, queer, bisexual, or something completely different; each person’s own sexuality applies only to them.
Now you’ve probably heard the old saying. . .
Myth: Parents cause their children to become gay, lesbian or bisexual.
The reasoning behind having a particular sexual orientation is currently unknown. The matter is very complex, involving both biological and environmental influences. We cannot explain what makes an individual heterosexual, just as we cannot explain what makes other people gay, lesbian or bisexual.