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This is the perfect clapback for the idea that gayness is a ‘choice’

Photographer, makeup artist, and activist Matt Bernstein painted his face with nine words that shut down anyone who still weaponizes the belief that homosexuality is a choice.

“If being gay was a choice,” his eye makeup reads, “I’d be gayer.”

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The quote — which also adorned a counter-protest sign at a 2019 “straight pride” event in Modesto, California — seems to have originated in a 2016 tweet from comedian and writer Solomon Georgio.

Bernstein, meanwhile, has photographed himself emblazoned with other words of wisdom. Some highlights:

Related: Hillsong Church views homosexuality as a ‘lifestyle,’ and frankly, that’s all we need to know