FOF #2445 – The Biology of Homosexuality

Feb 1, 2017 · 19161 views
Gay pride is as natural as it gets. We couldn't show you this photo if it was humans doing the same thing.

Gay pride is as natural as it gets. We couldn’t show you this photo if it was humans doing the same thing.

You only have to look at ancient art and writings to know that among human beings, same-sex attraction has existed across time and cultures. Even in the animal kingdom, you’ll see beasts of all shapes and sizes acting like they’re ready to march in a Gay Pride parade.

But in our culture, studying homosexuality comes with a lot of political and religious baggage so it’s difficult making sense of why so many of us are gay.

Today, science journalist Vince Gabrielle joins us to take a look at the sexy science of homosexuality: all the popular studies, some successful and some far fetched, that scientists have done over the past 60 years to try to understand what makes people gay.

Vince Gabriel at his day job as a member of the Village People. Photo: Vince Gabriel.

Vince Gabriel at his day job as a member of the Village People. Photo: Vince Gabriel.

Plus– the gay best friend archetype and the dangers of eugenics.

Gay genes, gay brains, gay lions, and strong lizards that don’t need no damn man.

“Mmm, hmm. I know that’s right.” says the whiptail lizard, where some all-female species produce offspring without any men. -source.

“Mmm, hmm. I know that’s right.” says the whiptail lizard, where some all-female species produce offspring without any men. -source.

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  1. Great show! I hope Vince Gabrielle gets into the graduate programs for science journalism that he is applying to!

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