Don’t know if the headline gets across what I’m trying to say so I’ll just let the news article speak for itself:
The brains of gay men and women look like those found in heterosexual people of the opposite sex, research suggests.
The Swedish study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, compared the size of the brain’s halves in 90 adults.
Gay men and heterosexual women had halves of a similar size, while the right side was bigger in lesbian women and heterosexual men.
A UK scientist said this was evidence sexual orientation was set in the womb.
[…] A group of 90 healthy gay and heterosexual adults, men and women, were scanned by the Karolinska Institute scientists to measure the volume of both sides, or hemispheres, of their brain.
When these results were collected, it was found that lesbians and heterosexual men shared a particular “asymmetry” in their hemisphere size, while heterosexual women and gay men had no difference between the size of the different halves of their brain.
In other words, structurally, at least, the brains of gay men were more like heterosexual women, and gay women more like heterosexual men.
A further experiment found that in one particular area of the brain, the amygdala, there were other significant differences.
In heterosexual men and gay women, there were more nerve “connections” in the right side of the amygdala, compared with the left.
The reverse, with more neural connections in the left amygdala, was the case in homosexual men and heterosexual women.
It pretty much speaks for itself. It’s not so much a lifestyle choice as a matter of biological development. For the folks involved in the study it’s pretty much a closed case:
“As far as I’m concerned there is no argument any more – if you are gay, you are born gay,” he said.
Of course this won’t stop any of the Conservative Christian groups out there who claim they can “cure” gay people of their sinful ways, but then reality isn’t an issue for those group’s decision making processes to begin with.
Article sent in by “emopunch”.