When you're born, you're too young to have a sexual preference. Unless your parents are homosexual, you probably won't know what "gay" even means until your parents introduce it to you -- along with their own, possibly biased opinions. Still, one cannot just decide one day that they will no longer be interested in the opposite sex. It is nature, not nurture. Also, I would like to go against the popular belief that being straight is the "normal" or "natural" thing to be; being gay is just as normal, equally as natural. And for the sake of making a point, you CAN be a straight ally without being gay.
You can tell early on in a child's life that they are somewhat different, if you will. However, you need to think about the things that a homosexual child goes through in early years of his/her life. When in middle school, you are taunted and made fun of almost constantly. In high school, this continues. Some homosexual teens go through this and don't make it out alive due to suicide. It is absurd to think that a child will take their own life because they think that it is a better option than living and dealing with all of the things they go through. I would NEVER choose this. To grow up and have to deal with this is just sickening. If you don't experience it first hand, then you have no clue what it's like to have to grow up in such a hateful environment.
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Decades of scientific research have led to the conclusion that homosexuality is innate. As the human race we have studied this countless times, arguing over this is the exact same as arguing over the moon landing, vaccination, or climate change. To argue against this is to argue against science, a phenomenon that Galileo and Darwin among many others experiences. With time though, we began to accept that the Earth spins around the sun. Similarly with time we'll accept that homosexuality is innate.
A lot of gay teenagers try to deny the fact that they like the same gender which explains that if it were to be a choice they would simply decide to like the other gender. Kids get bullied and thrown out of their homes and hated from parents and/or sibilings. No one wants that so why would anyone decide to go though this trouble when they could decide not to. Homosexuals are born gay and there is nothing they can do about it. If you do not appreciate Homosexuals you should keep it for yourself. At the end of your day it is none of your buisness who has whoever in their bed. Different is good. The world would be a horrible place if we were all the exact same.
If one was born gay then that means the trait is genetic however sexual attractions are impossible in a prepubescent child as sexual attractions do not begin until the age of puberty, it is impossible for a baby to have sexual attractions hence it is impossible to be born gay.
In order for a gene to survive the possesors of the gene need to reproduce, however if homosexuality was genetic then that would mean that the "gay gene" would die out due to the lack of homosexuals having heterosexual sex as homosexual intercourse cannot procreate.
Another argument is that if one was born gay then that means one of their parents were gay sense a gene can only come the parents or a mutation however how would a homosexual person be able to procreate if they are not attracted to the other gender and hence forth unable to engage in heterosexual intercourse due to a lack of arousal.
When growing up you don't just "become" homosexual it is a part of who you are. It really annoys me when people say stuff like "Why are so many people becoming gay?" Its who you are and born to be, and in the end does it really matter wether you're homo, bi or strait
People might be born with same sex attraction (I don't know), but they are not born homosexual or gay. Homosexuality implies actually having sex with someone of the opposite sex, and gay implies living the "gay" lifestyle of bathhouses or whatever (there are different gay lifestyles, and I'm not saying that all gay lifestyles involve bathhouses). If you are born with same sex attraction, that is not your fault even though it is bad to be born that way (in the same way being born blind is bad). Yet, it is bad morally to engage in sex with someone of the same sex (though if you are ignorant that it is bad you are not necessarily morally culpable). It is definitely bad in just about any sense of the word to be living the gay lifestyle: it is bad morally, medically, psychologically, etc. Just think about the rampant drug use within many gay communities, and also the very high rates of STD infection!
Anyway, people are not born "gay" as in born living a gay lifestyle.
The parents are to blame for pressurizing their son/daughter to be straight. What if the child wants to be gay/lesbian, it is his/her feelings for the person of their same sex. If the child is attracted to the person of same sex and cannot control their feelings, then parents should support their child.