Watch These Straight People Answer A Question Gay People Have Been Asked For Years

Watching these straight people react to being asked a question that gay people have been asked forever is pretty delightful. If only more people were this empathetic and understanding...

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Man 1: I think that people . . . it depends on what they grow up finding out. I think it's a choice later in life, but it depends on upbringing.

Interviewer: When did you choose to be straight?

Man 1: Um, that's a good call, man. I didn't choose to be. So born.

Woman 1: I don't know if people would choose to be gay. So I think it's a mixture of maybe possibly of, you know, nature and nurture so to speak, you know, and where their comfort level was all their life and everything.

Interviewer: When did you choose to be straight?

Woman 1: When did I choose? I don't know if it was a choice for me. I just was born that way.

Interviewer: Do you think it's the same for gay people?

Woman 1: I think so probably. Yeah, I do.

Woman 2: That's not a choice at all from their perspective.

Interviewer: Have you talked to anyone about it?

Woman 3: Sure, and they say there's differences in their brains. They're just born that way. If they were going to choose a lifestyle, that's not one they would have chosen. It's too difficult.

Interviewer: When did you choose to be straight?

Woman 4: Um, I don't know. Junior high, Puberty, I guess. I'm not sure.

Interviewer: So you remember making a choice?

Woman 4: I guess not really.

Interviewer: Do you think it's the same for gay people?

Woman 4: Probably. I don't think they really choose. It just kind of happens.

Woman 5: I'm not sure if it's necessarily a choice. But, at the same time, I'm not totally certain that you're born one way or another. I think it has a lot to do with development.

Interviewer: Did you decide your sexuality?

Woman 5: That's a good point. I don't think I did.

Interviewer: Do you think it's the same for gay people?

Woman 5: I don't know. You might have a very good point.

Man 2: Born gay or choose to be gay, um, I think there are some of both. But I think that some day they'll discover there's genetic predisposition to homosexuality.

Woman 6: I just wonder if animals choose their sexuality, you know. I don't think they choose, and I don't think humans choose.

Woman 7: People are gay.

Man 3: OK.

Woman 7: Absolutely. That's my opinion.

Man 3: I think it's a bit of both actually. I think that you are, you feel it, or you're also I think confused and you're not sure. And so your environment just plays a big, big role in that.

Interviewer: When did you choose to be straight?

Man 3: I don't know. I never thought about that.

Interviewer: Do you think it's the same for gay people?

Man 3: Probably.

Interviewer: Do you think people are born gay or choose to be gay?

Woman 8: I would have to say they would choose to be gay.

Interviewer: When did you choose to be straight?

Woman 8: I never thought about it. I really didn't . . . I just . .
. I am who I am.

Interviewer: Do you think it's the same for gay people?

Woman 8: Maybe. Maybe that's true.

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ORIGINAL: By Travis Nuckolls and Chris Baker (follow Chris on Twitter). Found on Wipe Out Homophobia.

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