I think that a lot of people have to realize that it is not a choice. And it is something that people just are.
You and I, as men, may like girls, like her, and get thoughts of happiness.
And all you girls out there may like guys, and get warm fuzzy feelings in your heart while looking at guys like this.
But there are a lot of people out there, who just don't feel an attraction to the opposite gender. Their minds aren't programmed like yours and mine, and they feel an attraction to the same sex.
And this happens to both men and woman.
I personally know both guys and girls, who have felt physical attraction to the same gender, and some who have even acted upon it.
No. It is not a sickness.
Stop shutting it down, because it is something you don't understand.
These people try to commit suicide, because of the pressure that they are put under, by Rabbeim, and taunting "friends", to "Snap out of their gayness".
That's not possible, because it's not a "health condition" or "phase".
It's called LIFE.
On a side note, here is a great video of Orthodox Jews, finally being able to speak out, about their stories.