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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you choose what to report?

I follow Entrez Pubmed, a free public database containing most medical and biological research. Entrez Pubmed is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, your tax dollar sponsored premier research institute.

I also use Science Direct, Highwire and Faculty of 1000 as sources of legitimate research.

I prefer studies that show hard data over subjects opinions and I prefer studies that are peer reviewed and published in respected, credible scientific journals. I also prefer studies that are not sponsored by any special interest group, on either “side”.

You may see studies that conflict. That’s because it has been difficult to know what factors play a role in sexual orientation. Conflicting studies almost always result from not collecting the same type of data, differences in test subjects and testing methods, or small sample sizes.

Why are some publications older?

As I build the site, I’m publishing oldies but goodies. Studies that provide the foundation for the current research. I will also be including what is new. But sometimes it helps to understand prior research.



1. Eric - February 24, 2010


Your website is truly impressive. I will definitely follow your blog site for information and ideas!

Btw, check out http://www.ostem.org when you get a chance… the site is going to be redone after we get sufficient funding.

Best wishes,

Geekgirl - March 12, 2010

Thanks Eric, I will do that. I checked out the site, I like it.
Sorry for the delay, I haven’t blogged much lately.

Eric - September 7, 2011

Hi Geekgirl,

I’ve just subscribed to your news. Thank you for all your work! We have an upcoming national meeting in Washington DC, should you have time & interest in networking with LGBT students in the STEM fields.


2. anonymous - March 22, 2011

I’m commenting here with links to resources I mentioned in a response to your comment @ the Bilerico Project. I’ve added a few others too. You can e-mail me if you have questions.

Journal of Sex Research

EurekAlert (search term: LGBT)

Psychology Today

Scientific American (two articles, right now)

Journal of Lesbian Studies


3. ctduarte - January 17, 2012

Hey there,
I am a professional in the LGBT community and I am conducting research on transgender mental health and the criminal justice system. Would you be interested in posting my research on your site?

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