2010 Study on Homeless Youth in Wisconsin January 17, 2011Posted by Geekgirl in Uncategorized.
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A study for the year 2010 by the Cream City Foundation.
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Scientific Heterosexism July 3, 2010Posted by Geekgirl in Science Education, Uncategorized.
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An analysis of heterosexist bias in the fields of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.
In other words, do you recognize names like Paul Cameron and Focus on the Family?
Oppression by Scientific Method:
The Use of Science to “Other” Sexual Minorities
James M. Mohr
JOURNAL OF HATE STUDIES [Vol. 7:21
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) civil rights have become a major
focus of the legislative agenda of a variety of organizations in support of
and in opposition to those rights. This growing interest in LGB civil rights
can be seen through the increasing news reports and political discussions
concerning marriage equality, the addition of sexual orientation as a protected class
to hate crime laws and workplace nondiscrimination legislation,
the elimination of the military’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy, and the right of LGB people to adopt children.
As these issues move to the forefront, different groups attempt to use scientific reports,
studies, and perspectives as one way to promote their viewpoints.
Sexual minority youth bullied more than heterosexual youth February 5, 2010Posted by Geekgirl in Uncategorized.
Biology of Sexual Identity and Orientation – Part 2 December 22, 2009Posted by Geekgirl in Uncategorized.
Summarized from Sexual Hormones and the Brain: An Essential Alliance for Sexual Identity and Sexual Orientation
For many individuals, their anatomy, gender identity and sexual orientation fit the mold of heterosexual and cisgender. What does this mean? If a person has male genitals, they usually identify as male and like girls. For a long time, we have considered this normal and have used negative, hurtful words to describe humans who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. We’ve seen it as an illness, a choice, a sin, or just plain freaks.
Most of us don’t realize that our sense of sexuality extends beyond our genitals. (more…)
ARLINGTON – Three college educators have determined there is no significant difference in emotional problems experienced by children adopted by heterosexual and gay or lesbian parents.
The study, published in this month’s Adoption Quarterly, was authored by Scott Ryan, the new dean of The University of Texas School of Social Work, and Paige Averett and Blace Nalavany, assistant professors of social work at East Carolina University. (more…)
A Brilliant, Logical Transgender Physician December 12, 2009Posted by Geekgirl in Uncategorized.
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Genetic influences on female infidelity December 6, 2009Posted by Geekgirl in Uncategorized.
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Not LGBT. But fascinating none the less. We haven’t found the gene for infidelity. But it appears to be lurking inside us.
Twin Res. 2004 Dec;7(6):649-58.
Genetic influences on female infidelity and number of sexual partners in humans: a linkage and association study of the role of the vasopressin receptor gene (AVPR1A).
Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology Unit, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
In humans, in contrast to animals, the genetic influences on infidelity are unclear. We report here a large study of over 1600 unselected United Kingdom female twin pairs who confidentially reported previous episodes of infidelity and total lifetime number of sexual partners, as well as attitudes towards infidelity. Our findings demonstrate that infidelity and number of sexual partners are both under moderate genetic influence (41% and 38% heritable, respectively) and the genetic correlation between these two traits is strong (47%).
Conversely, attitudes towards infidelity are driven by shared and unique environmental, but not genetic, influences.
A genome-wide linkage scan identified three suggestive but nonsignificant linkage areas associated with infidelity and number of sexual partners on chromosomes 3, 7 and 20 with a maximum LOD score of 2.46. We were unsuccessful in associating infidelity or number of sexual partners with a locus implicated in other mammals’ sexual behavior, the vasopressin receptor gene.
Nonetheless, our findings on the heritability of sexual infidelity and number of sexual partners provide support for certain evolutionary theories of human sexual behavior, as well as justifying further genetic and molecular research in this domain.