It is 30 years since homosexuality was removed from the list of recognised mental disorders drawn up by the American Psychiatric Association. Although few in the medical establishment still view it as either an illness or a sexual deviation, being gay still attracts the interests of researchers keen to understand why some people feel an overwhelming attraction for the same sex - a biological conundrum given that such relationships would naturally be childless and so serve no apparent advantage in terms of human evolution. The latest study, by a London research team, suggests that gay men and lesbians have acquired their sexual orientation very early in life, perhaps even in the womb.
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The executive director of "Entre Amigos," the Salvadorean Integral Development Association for Sexual Minorities, has received anonymous death threats. These threats take place in a context of violence and intimidation directed at civil society in El Salvador, and particularly at the gay and lesbian community. An anonymous person with a male voice made death threats over the telephone during three calls received by "Entre Amigos" on November 5,between morning and late evening. The caller also left an accurate physical description of the executive director.
Are our sexual preferences acquired through social learning or are some people literally born gay? What are the genetic and prenatal hormone contributions of sexual orientation? How do 'gay genes' survive extermination by non-reproductiveness?
My work with people with serious illness spans Europe, Asia and Africa. The ACCESScare programme of work is unique - we are proud to be taking the focus on LGBT health beyond the traditional fields of HIV, sexual health and mental health, and to look more widely at the serious illnesses that affect communities. I am very excited that this unique programme has been funded in the UK for lesbian women, gay men, bisexual and trans people.
The possibility that human sexual orientation is hard-wired in the brain before birth has emerged from a British study based on sex differences in the so-called startle response - the involuntary eye-blink reaction to a sudden loud noise. Heterosexual men and women have markedly different startle responses, while those shown by lesbians and gay men tend to more like those of heterosexual men, the study found. It is the first independent evidence of a non-learned basis for sexual orientation, according to the authors of a report in the October issue of the international journal Behavioral Neurosciencepublished by the American Psychological Association.
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The datasets used during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request. The literature on sexual orientation disclosure is arguably one of the most developed in the field of lesbian, gay and bisexual LGB people in healthcare in English speaking countries however, relatively little research has been conducted into disclosure in cancer care. Studies have been mainly undertaken in primary care where distinct circumstances pertain and where the benefits of disclosure include obtaining appropriate health information, treatment advice and avoiding misdiagnosis.