Some people might argue that I am innately bisexual, with the capacity to love both women and men. It points strongly to a biological origin for our sexualities. Differences in brain organisation mean differences in psychology and study after study show differences in cognition between heterosexual and gay people. For one thing, the study relied on a technique called genetic linkage, which has been widely replaced by genome-wide association studies. In my sophomore year of college, I attended a Gay Student Alliance event at a nearby campus.
In spite of these studies, those who push against Born This Way narratives have been heavily criticised by gay activists.
'Gay genes': science is on the right track, we're born this way. Let’s deal with it.
People who challenge the Born This Way narrative are often cast as homophobic, and their thinking is considered backward. Social constructionism and postmodernist theory question the very validity of empirical science in the first place. In my sophomore year of college, I attended a Gay Student Alliance event at a nearby campus. So should the causes of sexuality influence how we view sexual minority identities? There are several reasons for this. Some people who have this experience do not embrace transgender identity.
For example, girls born with congenital adrenal hyperplasia CAHwhich results in naturally increased levels of male sex hormones, show relatively high rates of same-sex attractions as adults. In spite of these studies, those who push against Born This Way narratives have been heavily criticised by gay activists. The blogger John Aravosis was one of many critics who pounced on Nixon. For that matter, why play their game and pretend the only forms of difference that deserve justice are those we were born with? The evidence to date offers no consensus that the Born This Way argument is the beginning and end of the story. Others embrace their transgender identity and seek to normalize it. So why not encourage conversations about those other things?