“Gender,” as distinct from sex, is normally thought of as pertaining uniquely to humans, something that’s constructed by culture and finding highly divergent expression in different cultures.
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Sex Science Self … is a legitimate and earnest expression of cultural anxieties (particularly in the gay community) about the prominence of transgender issues and the role of the pharmaceutical-industrial complex in the medical construction of gender.
THE FOLLOWING WORDS were published anonymously ten years ago in a pamphlet titled “The Gay Gene Will Not Protect You,” by a group of queer activists in New York City under the name Pink Tank: “The question isn’t whether we are gay. It’s whether we are out. We don’t have to figure out why […]
Jacques Balthazart’s The Biology of Homosexuality makes the strongest, the most detailed, and the most balanced argument in favor of the biological case for homosexuality.
AS A BIOLOGIST, I have found the arguments against same-sex marriage
misguided—not because the evidence hints at homosexuality being based,
at least in part, on biological roots, but because the same arguments
that are used to keep same-sex marriage illegal could also be applied
to some ostensibly opposite-sex marriages. It may be shocking for some
people to hear that the sex and gender of every individual in our
population does not fit into a conventionally defined box that can be
labeled “male” or “female.”
An interview with the author of Evolution’s Rainbow