Sexual orientation is an inherent aspect of a person’s identity and is not something that can be changed through willpower or external influence. Sexual orientation refers to a person’s emotional, romantic, or sexual attraction to individuals of the same sex, opposite sex, or both sexes (bisexual). It is a deeply ingrained aspect of a person’s personality, often emerging during adolescence or early adulthood.

Attempts to change or suppress one’s sexual orientation through so-called “conversion therapy” or other similar practices have been widely discredited and condemned by major medical and psychological organizations worldwide. These practices have been shown to be ineffective, harmful, and can lead to serious mental health issues.

It is essential to recognize and respect the diversity of sexual orientations and support individuals in understanding and accepting their sexual orientation without any attempts to change it.

Acceptance, understanding, and open communication play a crucial role in creating an inclusive and supportive environment for individuals of all sexual orientations. If someone is struggling with issues related to their sexual orientation, seeking support from qualified mental health professionals or LGBTQ+ support groups can be beneficial.