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Sandor Ference believed that heterosexual women's feelings of repulsion toward those identifying as lesbians was a reaction formation and defense mechanism against affection from the same sex.
Sex from Plato to Paglia: Columbia University Press. A lot of people think that homosexuality is a simple matter of genetics—if you have the so-called "gay gene," well, you know the rest.
Further, a bisexual person might also identify as "gay" but others may consider gay and bisexual to be mutually exclusive.