LONDON (Reuters) – A large scientific study into the biological basis of sexual behavior has confirmed there is no single “gay gene” but that a complex mix of genetics and environment affects whether a person has same-sex sexual partners. The research, which analyzed data on DNA and sexual experiences from almost half a million people, found there are thousands of genetic variants linked to same-sex sexual behavior, most with very small effects. Five of the genetic markers were “significantly” associated with same-sex behavior, the researchers said, but even these are far from being predictive of a person’s sexual preferences. “We scanned the entire human genome and found a handful – five to be precise – of locations that are clearly associated with whether a person reports in engaging in same-sex sexual behavior,” said Andrea Ganna, a biologist at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Finland who co-led the research.
According to Ganna, these genetic variances have “a very small effect” on sexual behavior, and combined, only explain “considerably less than 1% of the variance in the self-reported same-sex sexual behavior.” This means that non-genetic factors, including environment, upbringing, personality, and nurture “are far more significant in influencing a person’s choice of sexual partner, just as with most other personality, behavioral and physical human traits,” according to the researchers.
Since the researchers are Finnish, at least the LGBTQ’ers can’t blame Trump for their opinions, based on a very large sample of over 470,000. Even if LGBTQ-land accepts the conclusions of the study, they will probably still say “less than 1% is still something”, but don’t expect them to go advertising this study, unless the conclusions went the other way.
I particularly wonder why the “born this way” mantra is supposed to be so compelling. Does it matter anyway, now that teachers, government workers and corporate employees are more likely to lose their jobs or be burned by a tweetstorm for denying that women can become men and vice versa, than by upholding “cisgender” heterosexuality. Culturally, it appears that the LGBTQ express is winning, so why do they still parade “born this way” signs in gay pride events? If you’re so proud of where you stick your gonads and your mouth, why are you trying to convince mainstream people that you can’t help yourself? You like what you do, don’t you? I’d better not say any more. No LGBTQ discussion is allowed to mention ACTUAL sexual practices.…not that there’s anything wrong with them……