"For the radicals, like the conservatives, homosexuality is definitely a choice. . . . They both react with disdain to those studies that seem to reflect a genetic source for homosexuality."Andrew Sullivan doesn't claim to be a radical—he'd be sickened at the thought!—and he refuses to believe that anyone can choose to be queer. Yet as you can see from the quote above, he clearly acknowledges that those of us who consider ourselves "queer by choice" are true radicals. Whether the idea of queerness as a radical choice is familiar to you or brand new, you've come to the right place to find out more about it. This is QueerByChoice.com—a radical gathering place for people who have chosen to be queer.
—Andrew Sullivan, "The Politics of Homosexuality," The New Republic, May 10, 1993
"Those [men] who pursued sexual relations exclusively with women [in 17th century Japan] were in a minority and were considered mildly eccentric for limiting their pleasureable options."
—Paul Gordon Schalow, "Male Love in Early Modern Japan: A Literary Depiction of the 'Youth,'" Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay & Lesbian Past, 1989 (winner of two 1989 Lambda Literary Awards, for "Gay Men's Anthologies" and "Lesbian Anthologies")