15 December 2015

Study Shows That There is No "Gay Gene"

No Gay Gene
A scientific UCLA study challenging the societal "born this way" dogma of homosexuality has already been gaining traction in the public media since its presentation at an annual scientific conference a few days ago.

The twin study conducted at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that homosexuality is triggered by environmental factors after birth. The research uses an algorithm covering epigenetic markers from several genomic sites of 37 sets of identical male twins to predict homosexuality in males, with 70 percent accuracy, as presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting in Baltimore.

The outcome, there is no genetic marker for a "gay gene". Moreover, the issues children go through during their tender years (1-7), their behavior should not be taken as "my son is gay if he is displaying more effeminate qualities". The politically correctness is to over react to such displays and to predict that child as gay is harmful. These are the years children work out their nature, and the hormones are not developed, as they develop in puberty (12-16).

Dr. Eric Vilain, an author on the study and director at the Institute for Society and Genetics (ISG) at UCLA, also coauthored an op-ed in the LA Times last May 2015 called "What should you do if your son says he's a girl?"

The op-ed, written by two award-winning intersex experts, challenged the idea that adult transgenderism is inevitable for boys with gender dysphoria, and encouraged parents to not be quick to assume that their feminine-acting boys are gay.

"Gender dysphoric children have not usually become transgender adults. For example, the large majority of gender dysphoric boys studied so far have become young men content to remain male. More than 80 percent adjusted by adolescence."
The op-ed also challenges President Barack Obama's statement last April 2015, which called for a ban on all LGBT conversion therapies. The op-ed stated that some such therapies done by professionals could be useful in "trying to help children avoid later medical stress," and bear no moral biases against transgendered people.