The American Psychological Association, which has 150,000 members, considers it a "settled question." Greg Herek, a psychology professor at the University of California Davis who studies sexual orientation, pointed us to a nationally representative that shows the vast majority of gay men and women do not perceive their sexual orientation as a result of choice.
Christopher had played a gay scene in one of his most successful projects “Days of Our Lives” and that often led people to wonder if he is an off-screen gay as well."Carson is taking a simplistic view of sexuality," Hensley said.It’s possible that people go into prison unaware of their sexuality, and then once they are exposed to homosexual behavior as an inmate, they realize that they are gay or bisexual, Helen Eigenberg, who also studies prison sexuality as a professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, said in an interview with Politi Fact.Hensley recently authored a study that he said is one of the first to examine a shift in sexual orientation in prisons.He and his co-author questioned 142 prisoners at a maximum-security facility in the South about their sexual orientation.
Additionally, Hensley said his research does not support Carson’s implication that prison behavior shows that a shift in sexual orientation is a choice.