What is this nonsense about the gay gene?

Angelique Skiman (ang42@sfsu.edu)
11 Nov 1995 22:02:16 GMT

Can anyone tell me about the study recently conducted that has
supposedly found a gay gene on the X chromosome? This seems very unlikely
to me. There is such a wide variety of sexual behavior that I doubt a
single gene makes a person gay. If such a gene exists, wouldn't it make
sense that women would not be gay? If they have two X chromosomes, wouldn't
the "normal" X mask the effects of the gay gene? However, there obviously
are a lot of gay women out there.

I do not doubt that many gay people believe that they have
been gay their whole lives. However, I really can't believe this is do to
a single gene.

-Angelique M. Skiman
graduate student in anthropology,
San Francisco State University