Yes, it’s one’s being, and in my view, one chooses how to be, within limits to be sure, but one chooses nonetheless. The danger, as I said, is in basing your claim to fundamental civil rights on the idea that you can’t help being the way you are. It’s practically an invitation to scientists and religious bigots to try to change you to the way they want you to be. But this is a big question, and it’s not particularly relevant to the topic of this article. I only wanted to mention it because it is stated so categorically in the article, even though it isn’t pertinent, and it is in fact a matter of debate. I would add (to Krauss) that expressing reasoned views in that debate is hardly lending my sexual preferences as a shield to bigotry.