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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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