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Science Behind Homosexuality


Is there a science behind homosexuality? I know the general basis of the theory of epigenetics and desensitization to certain hormones while in the womb, but is there any solidity behind the science? If so, what?





Thank you for your interesting question. There is lots of research on LGBTQ identity from both the social sciences as well as the biological sciences. Have you thought about taking a class in human sexuality at your local community college? I think an interesting book for you to check out might be Evolution’s Rainbow: Sexuality and gender identity are very fluid throughout human kind. Try checking out this spectrum to see some of the many possibilites that exist: You can also try using Google Scholar to find more academic articles (there are tons!):

I would also encourage you to talk about your questions with someone that you trust – a friend, parent, relative, teacher or school counselor. You can also check TrevorSpace at This space is a safe, online social networking site for LGBTQ young people such as yourself ages 13 to 24 their friends and allies. This is a supportive community where you can connect with others who might have your same or similar questions.

Lastly for additional support you can always call Trevor Lifeline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 866.4.U.TREVOR. They are always there for you.

Thank you for your question and please feel free to reach with any more questions you may have.

The Trevor Team