June 28, 2006


From the Guardian, by Peter Tatchell

New research claiming gayness is biologically determined does not add up. Something as complex as human sexual life is bound to evolve from a multiplicity of factors.

Why are scientists so preoccupied with what causes homosexuality, to the near-total exclusion of the factors that lead to heterosexuality? I don't object to research into sexual orientation. It is the one-sided obsession that bugs me.

The presumption seems to be that straightness is normal and therefore does not need explanation; whereas queerdom is a deviation from the norm and this requires investigation and answers.

The latest theory of why gays are gay suggests that birth order influences male sexual orientation. According to new research by Anthony Bogaert, a psychologist at Brock University in Canada, gay men tend to have older brothers. Indeed, the more biological older brothers a man has, the greater his likelihood of being gay.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to know how they explain "only" children and gay men who ARE the first born (that would be my partner and I, respectively).

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trust me, I was born a LESBIAN, however, I've also assisted in showing "STRAIGHT" women the light also. Oh, abusive men also help create lesbians -- way to go guys!!!

8:27 PM  
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