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I’m No Longer Gay: Can a Gay Man Become Straight?

By Shauntee @shaunteebattie

Can a Gay Man Become Straight?

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Antoine Dodson first hit the social media scene when he gave a vivid account to the news crew when someone broke into his home and tried to rape his sister. I can remember his catch phrase like it was yesterday “hide yo kids, hide yo wife and yo husbands too; they raping everybody out here”(yes I know slightly ghetto). Now he’s taking social media by storm once again by saying he’s found God and no longer gay. As a result, I’m now wondering can a gay man become straight. Meaning a man no longer has ANY attraction to or desire for men.

In the midst of my dating life, I’ve dated men before who are now officially gay. I dated these men during various parts of my late teens and early twenties; before I knew any better. I knew in the back of my head that something wasn’t quite right, so later when I found out they were gay; it was no surprise to me. I can’t help but to wonder can anyone truly renounce being gay or lesbian? I know that men and women date the opposite sex as they try to figure out who they are, but once you’ve figured it out, and you’ve been gay almost your whole adult life, can you truly wake up one day or read the bible and say “I’m no longer attracted to men? I’ve seen supposedly straight men turn out to be gay (because they were living a lie) but I rarely hear of gay men turning straight.

As a woman, I know that we all at some point desire companionship. However, I don’t think I could date, be in a relationship, or marry a man who was once gay. Not Bisexual but gay! Not only would I have to worry about thirsty (desperate) women, but now I would have to worry about men as well. Not to mention that I would be scared of him dropping me like a damn hot potato while he rides off into the sunset with the man of his dreams. Someone may hide their attraction for the same sex, but I don’t think it ever truly goes away! I think you spend your life living a lie.

If Antoine Dodson has found God and believes that his life would be better as a straight man then that’s his choice; I have no judgments. But I would like to believe that God or whatever higher being you believe in loves us all despite whom we choose to love. I honestly believe no one can choose to be straight.

Do you believe a gay man can renounce his homosexuality and would you date a man who was once known to be gay? And last but  certainly not least, am I the only one loving that peacock necklace?

I would love to hear your thoughts on this

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