Born Gay?

Author(s): Glenn Wilson

Politics

Are people born gay, or does upbringing or even conscious personal choice play a part? The acrimonious row between gay rights activists and God-fearing conservatives over this burning question has now raged for over a decade. But the science they employ in their arguments is not merely outmoded but often fallacious. Since the ground-breaking work of Simon LeVay and Dean Hamer in the early ?90s, a tremendous amount of new research has been carried out by scientists who now understand a great deal more about the biology of sexual attraction. How much does the non-scientific community really know about this research or understand the far-reaching implications of it? Wilson and Rahman show that attempts to find a sociological cause for homosexuality have little foundation and argue that popular efforts to blame parents or teachers for a child's homosexuality are futile and unjust. 176 pages

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General Fields

  • : 9780720612233
  • : prowen
  • : prowen
  • : September 2004
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Glenn Wilson
  • : Paperback
  • : 306.76
  • : 200
  • : illustrations