Re: Depressed about sexual confusion
I think you're confused because you want to know something about yourself when you don't have enough info to draw a confident conclusion.
I think your mom's partially correct. We are who we are, and we can't really change it, nor do we consciously 'choose' it. People don't choose to be gay, and they don't choose to be straight either. It's just the way we are. and why that is, or how it happens is really unknown.
I think it becomes clear, though, at some point in later adolescence which one we are. And before then, there are too many other factors that can be misinterpreted for one or the other (usually, the 'other'). With time and maturity (and experience) we can figure out which one we are. But until then, why stress about it?