Estimates as to the number of gay people in the population range from 1-in to 1-in, so why are some people gay? Are they gay by choice or is being gay genetic? The simplest answer is to look at the definition of the word "gay. No one knows for certain why any individual is gay, but the current thought is that being gay is not a choice. The reasons people are gay are both physiological and psychological. Modern science is working to show that genetics is one of the causes of being gay, although some science conflicts in this area.
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Sexual identity - Wikipedia
Updated on June 7, When I came out as gay more than 10 years ago, there were only four letters commonly used to group various sexual and gender minorities: L, G, B and T. Times and attitudes have changed, and the language used to discuss sexual orientation and gender identity has also changed. As a result, the established L.
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Although I've always wanted this particular superhuman power, I've never been very good at detecting other men's sexual orientation. Findings from a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology , however, suggest I may be underestimating my gaydar abilities. The January study investigated people's ability to identify homosexual men from pictures of their faces alone. In an initial experiment, researchers Nicholas Rule and Nalini Ambady from Tufts University perused online dating sites and carefully selected 45 straight male faces and 45 gay male faces.
Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual. In formal English, the word retains its original meaning of "carefree", "cheerful", or "bright and showy". The use of the word to refer to male homosexuality may date to the late 19th century, but its use gradually increased in the midth century.