PHOTO: Gay men are more likely than straight men to have a counterclockwise whorl. Photographs by Mark Mahaney from David France, "The Science of Gaydar," New York Magazine, Photograph by Mark Mahaney accessed 6/20/07. See Marc Breedlove, a neuroscience professor at Michigan State University and see previous post Gender and sexual orientation science (7/21/07)
PHOTO: OSU student Tess Jarmain escorts four male-oriented (homosexual) rams in Oregon State University's flock back to pasture. Photo by Tiffany Brown from 'The science of rams and sexuality: Not all seek ewes,' By Mary Ann Albright, Corvallis (Oregon) Gazette-Times, August 12, 2005 (See previous post OSU Gay Sheep NY Times (2/7/07))
Cover of the journal Cell June 3, 2005 showing gay fruit flies having sex. (See previous post OSU gay fruit fly sex research (9/16/06))
Researcher S. Marc Breedlove, a neuroscience professor at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI started a request for donations for "Reviewing scientific evidence that processes at work before birth influence sexual orientation. Nature has a say in whom you love." See "Whom you love," accessed Aug. 4, 2012 by S. Marc Breedlove, East Lansing, MI, "Whom You Love: the biology of sexual orientation," kickstarter.com Jul. 23, 2012 accessed Aug. 4, 2012 says that $6,453 has been pledged of $50,000 goal. Donations for a gay science documentary and lecture series are being sought by Marc Breedlove of the Breedlove Jordan Lab Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan. (517) 355-1749 breedsm [at] msu [dot] edu. This would be the type of project perfect for funding by my OSU Foundation Magnus Hirschfeld Fund Agreement (1/4/12). The gay sheep research at OHSU and OSU is mentioned in my history of OSU. (See by Thomas Kraemer, "Corvallis, Oregon State University gay activism 1969-2004," posted April 30, 2010 or via the shortened URL goo.gl/BQhv2 is hosted by outhistory.org).
This was brought to my attention thanks to a post by A post by Wayne Besen, "Help Fund Important Documentary On The Development of Sexual Orientation," truthwinsout.org posted Aug. 1, 2012, which pitches the request for funding by researcher Dr. Marc Breedlove for a lecture series to be made into a documentary on gay science.
Some related links and list of scientists invited to speak:
- See previous post Simon LeVay's new gay science book (10/14/10) and Older brothers make you gay (6/27/06). My low vision blindness due to a stroke has slowed me down in reading Simon LeVay's book -- I read his first book years ago and I've only managed to get through the first few chapters of his new book (that is now two years old!)
- Daniel Schorn, "The Science of Sexual Orientation," CBS 60 Minutes, This story originally aired on March 12, 2006
- Breedlove Jordan Lab 108 Giltner Hall Michigan State University -- The Breedlove lab studies the effect of steroid hormones on the developing and adult nervous system, including sexual differentiation of the developing brain and spinal cord, as well as the activation of plasticity in the adult nervous system.
- Marc Breedlove page Breedlove Jordan Lab Michigan State University
- Eric Vilain, MD. Chief, Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA: Born This Way: Biological Tales of Sexual Orientation.
- Sari van Anders Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan: Beyond Sexual Orientation: Testosterone and sexual diversity in humans.
- Dennis McFadden Ph.D., Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin: Physiological Evidence about the Origins of Sexual Orientation.
- Paul L. Vasey Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Lethbridge: No Dodos: What Cross-Cultural Research Tells us About Why Homosexual Males Do Not Become Extinct.
- Charles Roselli Ph.D., Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Oregon Health & Science University: Gay Rams: Barnyard Insights into Sexuality.
- Meredith Chivers Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Queen's National Scholar, Queen's University: The Puzzle of Women's Sexual Orientation - Why Straight Sexuality Isn't so Straightforward in Women.
- Simon LeVay Ph.D., West Hollywood: My Brain Made Me Gay: Sexual Orientation, Science, and Society.
- J. Michael Bailey Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University: Is Sexual Orientation Chosen, Learned, Inborn, Genetic, or What?
- Ray Blanchard Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto: How and Why Do Older Brothers Influence Sexual Orientation in Men?
- Alice Dreger Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Northwestern University: Fetishes I Don't Get: A Travelogue of Sexology