Is Being Gay a Choice? Watch As the Question is Reversed In This Video

It is a question that just keeps coming up again and again: do gay people choose to be gay? Gay people are often being asked when they chose to be gay, as if they just woke up one day and decided to be gay from then on. This video, in which amateur photographer Travis Nuckolls and Chris Baker interview straight people on the street in Colorado Springs about homosexuality, shows how people react when the question is reversed as they ask: when did you choose to be straight?

Watching these people struggle to find an answer as they think about their previous response once the question has been reversed is pretty priceless and it highlights how simply putting yourself in others' shoes can help you gain a better understanding of their perspective.

The video was recently posted to Upworthy by Rebecca Eisenberg, but was originally filmed back in 2008.


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Aubrey Bloomfield

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