The Science Museum’s Dana Centre is to host a debate later this month on the question “Born Gay or Made Gay?”
Sven Bocklandt‚ University of California‚ Los Angeles‚ will discuss his current research which continues the groundbreaking work of Simon LeVay and Dean Hamer in the 1990’s which claimed that homosexual orientation could be genetically passed to men on the x chromosome which they get from their mothers.
Dr Qazi Rahman‚ Psychobiologist‚ City University and author of Born Gay will argue how attempts to find a sociological cause for homosexuality have little foundation. He’ll also discuss male versus female sexuality: how men tend to be more polarized between gay and straight and how women tend to be more fluid in their sexuality.
They will be joined by Jeffrey Weeks a British academic‚ sociologist‚ social historian‚ and gay activist who will look at the other interpretations of sexuality.
Kat Nilsson‚ Event Manager Dana Centre which is hosting the debate said: “The study of human sexuality is often portrayed through sensationalist rhetoric. Yet‚ there is much work being done that gives greater insights into this‚ one of the most important biological human drives.
This event will open up a vital debate about the origins of human sexuality.”
Tickets to the event are FREE and open to anyone over the age of 18‚ but you must pre-book on: 020 7942 4040 or firstname.lastname@example.org