Why Gay Men May Be Less Anxious Than Straight Ones

There's no question that being closeted is emotionally and psychologically taxing. Now, newly-published research demonstrates that gay, lesbian and bi people who are out have lower stress hormone levels and fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression than those who hide their identities. The findings suggest that while… » 1/29/13 11:30am 1/29/13 11:30am

Is it really true that homosexuality can be explained by epigenetics?

Early last week we told you about a new paper published in the Quarterly Review of Biology which suggests that homosexuality arises on account of epigenetic processes rather than genetic ones (i.e. non-heritable factors that alter the expression of DNA). Not surprisingly, the web exploded in a firestorm of debate,… » 12/20/12 2:30pm 12/20/12 2:30pm

Scientists claim that homosexuality is not genetic — but it arises in…

A team of international researchers has completed a study that suggests we will probably never find a ‘gay gene.' Sexual orientation is not about genetics, say the researchers, it's about epigenetics. This is the process where DNA expression is influenced by any number of external factors in the environment. And in… » 12/11/12 8:00am 12/11/12 8:00am

Homosexuality will lead to race of super-ducks, claims homeschooler in…

The following letter to the editor by 14-year-old Jasmin H. was published in the October 3 edition of Canterbury, New Zealand's Northern Outlook. In this strange missive, the youth claims that that the global gay agenda will lead to a frightening new species of monogamist ducks. Or something. It's not entirely clear!… » 10/15/12 12:35pm 10/15/12 12:35pm

A Gene That Makes You Really Horny for Men

In the ongoing and quixotic quest to discover whether there is a "gay gene," scientists believe they've stumbled across something related. It's a gene that shows up in gay men and ultra-fertile women. A recent study of families in Italy that contained gay men has revealed that often the mothers and sisters of gay men… » 6/18/08 2:26pm 6/18/08 2:26pm