Some people are attracted to women; some are attracted to men. And some, if Sigmund Freud, Dr. Alfred Kinsey and millions of self-described bisexuals are to be believed, are drawn to both sexes.
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A new study of twins provides the strongest evidence yet that homosexuality has a genetic basis, researchers say, though they say other factors like social conditioning may be important. The study, published in the December issue of The Archives of General Psychiatry, adds to evidence that sexual orientation does not result from a maladjustment or moral defect, one author said. Michael Bailey, an assistant professor of psychology at Northwestern University in Evanston, "which is exactly the kind of pattern you would want to see if something genetic were going on.
He is best known among scientists for his work on the etiology of sexual orientationfrom which he concluded that homosexuality is substantially inherited. According to the Web of ScienceBailey's works have been cited nearly times and he has an h-index of Bailey was born in Lubbock, Texas. Bailey became a professor at Northwestern University in
A new study suggests many genes, each with small effects, may play a role in same-sex sexual behavior. People who have had same-sex partners are more likely to have one or more of certain DNA markers, according to the largest ever search for genes linked to sexual orientation. Even all the markers taken together, however, cannot predict whether a person is gay, bisexual, or straight.
Brian Mustanski, PhDwants to change that. As the director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern, he is leading an effort to study, intervene and improve the health of the sexual and gender minority community. Studies show that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and gender nonconforming people have a higher risk of health problems from suicide to substance abuse and sexually transmitted infection.
All colleges and universities claim to have campus pride. Believe it or not, most colleges and universities across the country are just now catching up to the academic, social, and mental health needs of the LGBTQ community. Thankfully, an increasing number of schools are ahead of the curve in creating a campus culture that not only protects its LGBTQ students, but allows them to thrive.
The mission of CARE is to provide information, advice, crisis counseling, support, advocacy, referrals and education about sexual violence including sexual assault, rape, intimate partner violence and stalking as well as consent, healthy relationships and healthy sexuality to the Northwestern University community. College Feminists is the premier feminist and only pro-choice organization on the Evanston Northwestern campus. We meet Mondays at 8pm at the Women's Center, discussing issues ranging from domestic violence to the college hook-up scene. We believe that every woman should be able to make her own decisions regarding abortion and birth control and we seek to educate students and the community at large about their rights to such decisions.
This course examines the social, cultural, and political history of same-sex desiring individuals in the United States, with particular emphasis on the last century and a half for reasons we will take up in the course itself. Major topics include the construction and deployment of sexuality as an important category of experience; the changing organization and meaning of same-sex spaces, friendships, and eroticism; the growth of lesbian and gay communities or sub-cultures and the persistence of racial, class, gender, and even generational differences within and among them; and the politics of everyday life for lesbians and gay men before and after the emergence of the gay and feminist movements, the AIDS crisis, and the decades-long debates over lesbian and gay service in the armed forces and the legality of same-sex marriage. About Why Study Gender and Sexuality?
Do genes make people gay? If you put this question to Google, you'll find thousands of pages of Internet commentary on it, posted on the websites of fundamentalist Christian ministries, science blogs, and major newspapers. The reason why this question attracts so much attention is no mystery: Despite real progress on LGBT rights in recent decades, large numbers of people, both in the United States and around the world, still see homosexuality as wrong.