Virtually everybody else here is saying that they did not make a conscious choice; they did not go through a specific thought process; and they did not base it on any "standard" determining factors.
Everyone makes these choices, goes through these processes, and uses determining factors.
Those who say they didn't are either somehow unaware of what they did (or overlooked it) or are in denial about having done it.
I'm asking to hear exactly how you made that choice.
How does anyone make any choice? I'm not going to go through that for you - if you don't know, you can easily look up how people make choices.
At its fundamental level, sexuality is really no different than any other choice. We often assign it more meaning for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is its impact on our lives, but all choices are fundamentally the same when it comes to the decision-making process.
I do as well. Which is why I don't compare what a homosexual is to what a criminal is.
I don't compare what homosexuals and criminals are - clearly they can be mutually exclusive of one another, and that should be obvious. There is no necessary fundamental connection between the people who are assigned each of those terms.
However, we use the same logical parameters in defining what people are, and those parameters are based upon the ACTIONS of the individuals in question.
Whether we call those people lawyers, pilots, athletes, criminals, or homosexuals, in all cases it is based upon what the people DO rather than other factors such as what they "think they are", what they "feel", what they "are attracted to", or what they would "like to be".
A lawyer is a lawyer because they practice law, not because they "think they are" a lawyer.
A pilot is a pilot because they fly airplanes, not because they "are attracted to" airplanes.
An athlete is someone who attempts to use athletic skills, not someone who would simply "like to" use those skills but doesn't do so.
A criminal is a criminal because they take illegal action, not because they merely "think about" doing those things.
A homosexual is a homosexual because they have romantic and/or sexual encounters with someone of the same gender, not because they are merely "attracted to" those people.
Yet many of you want the term "homosexual" to have a special exemption to these rules for no reason other than your own personal or political agendas (or those of the propaganda you've bought into).