Researchers of fraternal birth order effect argue that sexual orientation correlates with an individual’s number of older brothers. Could this help to explain the homophobia of some traditional religious societies?
May 12, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
Or, more specifically, what’s wrong with taking a steroid, while you’re pregnant, to try to increase the odds that your female fetus will someday grow up to be a straight woman who gives you grandchildren, and not a lesbian daughter more interested in puppies?
April 23, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Of kinks, crimes, and kinds: A look behind the scenes at how the American Psychiatric Association’s Paraphilias Sub-Work Group proposed revisions to the DSM for all manner of things relating to sexual arousal brought about by atypical objects, situations, or individuals.
March 11, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
Updates to pastPacific Standard print stories.
March 6, 2014 • 2:00 AM • Share
This simple idea, encouraged by medical texts of the past that taught deviation from the norm would lead to confused sexuality and gender identity issues, has put a surprising number of babies under the knife.
February 13, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
A brief look at Paragraph 175.
November 22, 2013 • 2:00 PM • Share
Imagine a prenatal test that, like the one for trisomy 21 (Down’s syndrome), could show a predisposition to gayness.
October 17, 2013 • 8:00 AM • Share
Both involve underlying biological states, but it’s the cultural setting that determines whether suffering will occur.
October 3, 2013 • 4:00 AM • Share
The Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage prompted much discussion about what kind of parents—gay, straight, single, married—can raise kids the best. It’s time to discard the hoary notion that any one structure produces the best outcomes for child development.
July 9, 2013 • 1:01 PM • Share
We have solid proof, based on penile blood flow, that it’s actually heterosexual men who show greater sexual attraction to underage kids.
July 9, 2013 • 8:00 AM • Share
Exodus International’s Alan Chambers, Ken Mehlman, and others like them have done serious damage to a righteous cause. Is an apology enough?
June 20, 2013 • 2:01 PM • Share
Research in political science provides strong reasons to suspect that the Supreme Court may lead public opinion over the long-run.
June 20, 2013 • 4:00 AM • Share
The public is in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, but not by a margin of five to one, which is how a new Pew study weighs coverage during Supreme Court hearings for two landmark cases.
June 17, 2013 • 3:58 PM • Share
Meet your favorite primate.
June 11, 2013 • 10:49 AM • Share
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