Facts About Homosexuality (Collected Articles)
Taking issue with 20 years of research conclusions that say there are no differences, two University of California sociologists recently re-examined data from 21 studies on gay parenting dating back to 1980.
The psychiatrist who led the team that deleted homosexuality from the diagnostic manual in 1973, now says homosexuality may sometimes be changeable. Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, Professor of Psychiatry and Chief of Biometrics at Columbia University, conducted the study funded by his department's research unit.
In its October 1999 issue, Archives of General Psychiatry published some very intriguing research on the relationship between homo-sexuality and mental-health problems, reopening a very controversial subject.
It is true that boys who self-identify as gay are at high risk for a number of problems including suicidal ideation and depression. But if discrimination is defined as believing that homosexual acts are contrary to a moral law and that homosexuality is not equal to hetero-sexuality, then there is no question that significant "discrimination" does exist.
A number of studies in recent years have purported to show that children raised in gay and lesbian households fare no worse than those reared in traditional families. Yet much of that research fails to meet acceptable standards for psychological research; it is com-promised by methodological flaws and driven by political agendas instead of an objective search for truth.
Many misconceptions exist about the supposedly inborn nature of complex behaviors such as homosexuality. Most of these are due to media reports that present scientific studies in selective sound bites.
A controversial study appearing in American Psychologist, the flagship publication of the influential American Psychological Association (APA), constitutes nothing less than a frontal assault on the importance of fathers and the institution of marriage.
Dec 2001—While some homosexuals choose to remain 'in the closet,' most homosexual activists desperately want official recognition of, and legitimacy for, the gay lifestyle. As a consequence, they have been pressing the government to measure them.
Referenced as both supporting and weakening the case for parenting by homosexuals, 57 life-story narratives of children with homo-sexual parents published by Rafkin in 1990 and Saffron in 1996 were subjected to content analysis.
Much like the media hype surrounding the alleged "gay gene," a great deal of attention and speculation still surrounds the published study of the brains of 19 homosexual males. Simon LeVay studied a neuron group (known as INAH-3) in the anterior hypothalamus and noted a difference in size compared to that of a group comprised of 16 presumably heterosexual males and 6 females.
As more adoption agencies allow homosexual men and lesbians to adopt, the push to redefine the family in the 90’s once again becomes an issue.
The debate over homosexual "rights" often spirals into a discussion over whether homosexuality is a learned behavior or a genetic trait. Many homosexual activists insist that they cannot help their sexual behavior.
One woman and her former partner each conceived babies for themselves through artificial insemination by another gay friend. She now raises the boys alone.
As a result of a class action lawsuit filed in New Jersey by the ACLU on behalf of homosexual partners, gay and lesbian couples have equal status with married heterosexuals in adoptions.
The latest twist in the homosexual community's efforts to redefine the family is the idea that a child doesn't need a mother.
What would schools look like if they were run by homosexual activists? In California, parents are learning the answer.
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