Posted: 5/23/2012 12:17:09 PM
Eli Coleman, professor and director of Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota Medical School, told CNN: “We’ve been through this over and over. You can get behavioral changes, but that’s not orientation change. You can get short-term behavioral change. It’s not sustained.”
Coleman’s views are echoed in a landmark 2009 American Psychological Association report which states that there is “no evidence that sexual orientation change efforts work.” The report also says that “practitioners should avoid telling clients that they can change from happy to straight.”
And finally, let’s not forget that millions of LGBT people will tell you firsthand that they did not choose their sexual orientation.