LGBTQ Issues

What Scientists Know—And Don’t Know—About Sexual Orientation

A comprehensive review of sexual orientation research aims to correct important misconceptions about the link between scientific findings and political agendas… More

  • A study with children ages 5 to 12 indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender identity... More

    Transgender Kids Show Consistent Gender Identity Across Measures

    A study with children ages 5 to 12 indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender identity... More

  • Employers are likely to abide by laws barring discrimination against gay workers not because they are necessarily afraid of being punished for violating the law, but because these laws send a clear message about acceptable moral behavior in the community, a study suggests... More

    Pride and Prejudice: Reducing LGBT Discrimination at Work

    Employers are likely to abide by laws barring discrimination against gay workers not because they are necessarily afraid of being punished for violating the law, but because these laws send a clear message about acceptable moral behavior in the community, a study suggests... More

  • Discussing matters of the heart can be the start of something beautifully platonic between the sexes – so long as the male isn’t interested in more... More

    Women Warm Up Faster to Gay Men Than Straight Guys, Study Suggests

    Discussing matters of the heart can be the start of something beautifully platonic between the sexes – so long as the male isn’t interested in more... More

  • Why do opponents of same-sex marriage really oppose it? A study concludes that many people believe gay men and women are more sexually promiscuous than heterosexuals, which they may fear could threaten their own marriages... More

    Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage Linked to Self-Interest

    Why do opponents of same-sex marriage really oppose it? A study concludes that many people believe gay men and women are more sexually promiscuous than heterosexuals, which they may fear could threaten their own marriages... More

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