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Gene- and Environment-Dependent Neuroendocrine Etiogenesis of Homosexuality and Transsexualism

Summary Sexual brain organization is dependent on sex hormone and neurotransmitter levels occurring during critical developmental periods. The higher the androgen levels during brain organization, caused by genetic and/or environmental factors, the higher is the biological predisposition to bi- and homosexuality or even transsexualism in females and the lower it …

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Epigenetic ‘tags’ linked to homosexuality in men

Twin study reveals five DNA markers that are associated with sexual orientation. Sara Reardon Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times/Getty The biological influences on sexual orientation may extend to DNA ‘tags’ that affect gene expression. Update, 12 October 2015: Since this story was first published, several researchers have criticized the study’s methods. …

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How our genes could make us gay or straight

(Image courtesy of Flickr user William Hamon) By Jenny GravesJune 4, 2014 The claim that homosexual men share a “gay gene” created a furor in the 1990s. But new research two decades on supports this claim – and adds another candidate gene. To an evolutionary geneticist, the idea that a person’s genetic makeup …

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Does Everybody Have a Gay Gene?

Join Dr. Lehmiller Where does our sexual orientation come from? That’s a question that we don’t yet fully understand. However, a growing body of research suggests that it may be determined, at least in part, by our genetics.  Scientists have been searching for years for a so-called “gay gene,” and …

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Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse

web.archive.org Scandals involving the sexual abuse of under-age boys by homosexual priests have rocked the Roman Catholic Church. At the same time, defenders of homosexuality argue that youth organizations such as the Boy Scouts should be forced to include homosexuals among their adult leaders. Similarly, the Gay Lesbian and Straight …

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‘Hinduism does not condemn homosexuality’

Rediff.com  » News »  July 03, 2009 13:47 IST The Hindu Council in United Kingdom on Friday welcomed the Delhi High Court’s historic judgment, which decriminalised consensual homosexual relations, and said Hinduism does not condemn gay people. “The British Hindu homosexual community will welcome the news that their brethren in India …

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Homosexuality

(Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) First published Tue Aug 6, 2002; substantive revision Sun Jul 5, 2015 The term ‘homosexuality’ was coined in the late 19th century by a German psychologist, Karoly Maria Benkert. Although the term is new, discussions about sexuality in general, and same-sex attraction in particular, have occasioned …

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Homosexual love in classical Athens

Despite some progress in this matter since the Victorian age, it still does not seem that the full extent and importance of homosexual love in classical Athens and throughout all of ancient Greece is common knowledge today.  In his introduction to Edward FitzGerald’s famous adaptation of Omar Khayyam’s ‘Rubáiyát’, the …

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Conversion ‘therapy’ begins at home

First study shows pivotal role of parents in conversion efforts to change LGBT adolescents’ sexual orientation Date:November 8, 2018 Source:San Francisco State University Summary: A new study finds that attempts by parents and religious leaders or therapists to change the sexual orientation of LGBT adolescents (‘conversion therapy’) contribute to multiple …

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10 Ways to Spot Spiritual Abuse

This topic has been ricocheting in my heart and head many years. I’ve noticed a greater influx of reader email and Facebook conversations about this topic, so much so that I felt it would be wise to address it again. (I wrote this post five ago, and I’ve updated it …

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Spiritual Abuse: Unspoken Crisis

Author: Shawn Nelson If you prefer to read this in Kindle eBook format:Kindle Version Overview Spiritual abuse is not a widely discussed topic. It occurs when a leader manipulates people to achieve selfish goals. Most abusers are unaware of the harm they inflict. Internal factors contributing to an abusive environment are: …

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Why do we believe in God?

Faith in a higher being is as old as humanity itself. But what sparked the Divine Idea? Did our earliest ancestors gain some evolutionary advantage through their shared religious feelings? In these extracts from his latest book, Robert Winston ponders the biggest question of them all The Dolley Pond Church …

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5 tips for talking to your kid about masturbation

Keep it cool, stress that it’s common and other ways to have an (almost) mortification-free chat about masturbation with your kid. BY KATE RAE | OCT 8, 2018 PHOTO: STOCKSY UNITED When Amanda Taylor* arrived at daycare, she was breathless and wholly unprepared for the day’s report on her three-year-old daughter. “Oh, just …

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