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Gay, lesbian and bisexual expert
Hi Nikkits and as always thanks for posting.
There have been various such studies over the years, often based on twins, but this is the largest study in terms of sample size I'm aware of. It doesn't tell us anything new but does highlight a few finer nuances that some people will find interesting. As we all know data can be twisted and played with and taken out of context so let's watch and see how different sectors use this report to their own advantage.
My thoughts: There is absolutely no chance - none - of homosexuality being included as a pathology in the next edition of the DSM. Society has moved beyond that point. We should be more concerned about fundamentalist religious groups feeding homoprejudice than concern ourselves with mainstream psychiatry. Let's keep the discussion going Nikkits... your views?
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