Gay men and lesbians form stable, committed relationships that are equivalent to heterosexual relationships in essential respects. Archived from the original on 30 June This may be partly due to genetic and family socialization processes, but what sociologists refer to as "contextual effects" not yet investigated by psychologists may also be important Wayne R.
Two of these genetic markers sit close to genes linked to sex hormones and to smell—both factors that may play a role in sexual attraction.
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See also: Situational sexual behavior. Love the sinner, hate the sin, including your own and repent constantly and sincerely as a humble way of life.
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Many historical figures, including Socrates , Lord Byron , Edward II , and Hadrian ,  have had terms such as gay or bisexual applied to them. The word 'gay' Patterson for the American Psychological Association found that the available data did not suggest higher rates of homosexuality among the children of lesbian or gay parents.
Academic fields and discourse Queer studies Lesbian feminism Queer theory Transfeminism Lavender linguistics. A more detailed questionnaire that looks at more aspects of sexuality and environmental influences would allow the researchers to better pinpoint the roots of attraction.
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