Is sexuality purely the result of our biology? Brandon Ambrosino argues that simplistic explanations have ignored the fluid, shape-shifting nature of our desires. You so obviously cannot be gay , was her implication, because this is good sex. If you happened to engage in activity that ran counter to your sexual identity, then you had two options: you were lying to yourself and everyone else, or you were just experimenting. The sexual categories were rigid. My sexual journey through college was anything but run-of-the-mill.
What do the new ‘gay genes’ tell us about sexual orientation?
What do the new ‘gay genes’ tell us about sexual orientation? | New Scientist
Recently, scientists announced that they found some genes that might be associated with sexual orientation and a biological explanation for the reason gay men tend to have older brothers. But the field of sexual orientation research is far broader and more complicated than two studies—and Lisa Diamond , a psychologist and sexual orientation researcher at the University of Utah, knows that better than most. She spoke with Newsweek about what she and her colleagues in the field know—and what they don't—about how a person's sexual orientation might form. What do we actually know? How much of a person's sexual orientation can be chalked up to biology?
‘I am gay – but I wasn’t born this way’
By Andy Coghlan. Two gene variants have been found to be more common in gay men, adding to mounting evidence that sexual orientation is at least partly biologically determined. How does this change what we already knew? We have known for decades that sexual orientation is partly heritable in men, thanks to studies of families in which some people are straight and some people are gay.
Brendan Zietsch does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. They are gay if they are born gay. However, others have said they felt Rudd was rude to Prater.