The news this week that the largest study of its kind failed to confirm the existence of a "gay gene" is not so much a disappointment for those looking to understand the LGBTQ community, as it is an acknowledgement that science does not need to tell us what should be plainly obvious: gays, lesbians, bisexuals and pansexuals are who they are. What does he mean by "environmental"? This new research also reconfirms the long established understanding that there is no conclusive degree to which nature or nurture influence how a gay or lesbian person behaves. I was America's first transgender.
‘Gay gene’ theories belong in the past – now we know sexuality is far more fluid
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I t turns out that genetics is almost as complicated as love and sex. But while the research may be interesting, it is surely irrelevant. Believing that LGBTQ people choose their sexuality belongs in the same bin as flat-Earthism and climate emergency denial. All LGBTQ people grow up in homophobic societies, whether that bigotry is imposed by coercive social attitudes or by the state.
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A recent article argued that sexuality is down to choice, not genetics. But the scientific evidence says otherwise, and points to a strong biological origin. I n a recent Guardian article , Simon Copland argued that it is very unlikely people are born gay or presumably any other sexual orientation.