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Gay Gene

Born This Way? (VIDEO)

John Corvino | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

Why are some people so quick to latch on to bold claims about the biological origins of homosexuality? I think it's because they believe that we need to show that we're born gay in order to establish that our sexuality is a deep, important and relatively fixed part of who we are.

My Unhealthy Sexual Addiction

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

My name is Domenick, and I have an unhealthy sexual addiction. Wow, that was hard to say, but after Minnesota State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen helped me see the light, I thought it was probably best for me to shove myself back in the closet and seek help here at Homosexuals Anonymous.

Homosexuality May Be A 'Birth Defect' That Could Lead To Rise In Abortions, Anti-Gay Pundit Claims

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A prominent anti-gay pundit claims that homosexuality could be a "birth defect" that could lead expectant parents to abort fetuses. Bryan Fischer ...

The Paradox of Gay Genes

Simon LeVay | Posted 12.01.2012 | Science
Simon LeVay

One of the commonest questions I get is this: If being gay is genetic, and gay sex doesn't produce children, why don't those genes die out?

Surprising Research On Genetic Basis Of Female Homosexuality

Posted 06.15.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 06/14/2012 12:02 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Straight women are much more likely to get themselves knocked...

How Science Fiction Hurts Gays

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

While science by itself cannot overcome the deep underlying causes of anti-LGBT prejuidice and discrimination, it can help to combat the myths and old wives tales that underlie so much of homophobia. Thats why it's important to distinguish what is science and what is science fiction.

Science Fiction Or Science Fact? What Happened To The Gay Gene?

Marten Weber | Posted 08.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

Ever since The Science of Desire by Dean Hamer (1993), the scientific world and gays and lesbians around the world have been plagued by the idea of a single gene controlling human sexual orientation. The specter of de-gaying by gene therapy has haunted us ever since.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Richard Dawkins And The Evolution Of Homosexuality

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.06.2012 | Education

It is an interesting exercise to look at how genetic contributions of homosexuality may have been preserved and passed down by our ancestors. Dr. Richard Dawkins' take on the evolution of the "gay gene" is fascinating, elegant, and quite clever.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Talk Nerdy To Me: The Gay Brain

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

Even though biologists have yet to discover a gay gene, from a scientific perspective, genetic, hormonal, and structural-anatomical data show that homosexuality is definitely rooted in our biology.

Therapy for Marcus Bachmann

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

Anti-gay activists, including the Bachmanns, have spent enormous energy and resources doing everything they can to obfuscate the data, confuse the debate, and put scientists such as myself on the defensive.

Rachel Maddow: A Portrait of Courage and Self Discipline

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joan E. Dowlin

I am thankful to Rachel Maddow for having the courage to stand up for the truth and the self discipline to keep her cool in an infuriating interview over the "Kill the Gays" bill.

Homosexuality as Population Control? Why Gays & Lesbians Are Essential to the Balance of Nature.

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
G. Roger Denson

Even without a causal link established between homosexuality and population management, the obvious reduction in population growth attributable to homosexuality by itself indubitably works to preserve the species.