WATCH: “When Did You Choose to Be Straight?” Perplexes, Enlightens Heteros

Uploaded to the YouTubes four years ago — but with those fashions, maybe filmed some time in the late-90s — this video by Travis Nuckolls and Chris Barker is making its way around the interwebs due to a very simple and surprisingly effective question: “When did you choose to be straight?”

Conducted in Colorado Springs, some people’s pre-conceived notions were challenged within seconds of being asked when they “chose” their sexuality. Everyone agrees that they never chose to be straight and in turn some are forced to re-evauate their opinions of homosexuality as a choice.

According to the American Psychiatric Association:

There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay, or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social, and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles; most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation.

Whereas any LGBT person (or Top 40 dance hit) could’ve told you that, it’s always interesting to see the doors of a closed mind kicked down by the giant, glittery stiletto heel of acceptance.

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  • Maruchi

    Personally, I chose to be gay last week. It was a Thursday, the sun was shining. I leaned over to my boyfriend and said “You know what, dear, I’d like to try it gaywise”. And so we did. It was a hoot.

  • technicolornina


  • Homophile

    I choose to be gay at least 10 times every second. I think about boys twice as much.

  • kevininbuffalo

    The average homophobe/funnymentalist will tell you we’re all born straight but that Gays choose to be Gay. So in their minds (if you can call it that) they were born straight, we chose to be Gay. This film is a pointless, feel good excercise. It won’t change the minds of the people who need changing because they’re encased in concrete. But if it makes people feel better that this is some how clever, fine.

  • Homophile


    “But if it makes people feel better that this is some how clever, fine.”

    Thank you, that’s very generous of you.

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