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Sperm cells have been created from a female human embryo in a remarkable breakthrough that suggests it may be possible for lesbian couples to have their own biological children.

- Sperm cells created from female embryo - Telegraph

Can the biology of being gay combat bigotry?

Simon LeVay’s theory of homosexuality in Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why nicely balances solid science and common sense

Deborah Blum, contirbutor

IN THE summer of 1991, neuroscientist Simon LeVay published a paper that would make him famous. It reported a study that clearly demonstrated a structural difference between the brains of gay and straight men. For nearly two decades since, LeVay has been in pursuit of more evidence to support the study’s core implication: that sexual orientation derives from biology, not from personal choice.

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Clue to sexual attraction found in lesbian brain.

Lesbian and heterosexual women respond differently to specific human odours, a brain-scanning study has found. The homosexual women showed similar brain activity to heterosexual men when they inhaled certain chemicals, which may be pheromones, the researchers say.

Jun 5

Gene switches sexual desires of female mice

A GENE has been discovered that appears to dictate the sexual preferences of female mice. Delete the gene and the modified mice reject the advances of the males and attempt to mate with other females instead.

While it is impossible to say whether the finding has any relevance for human sexuality, it provides a clue as to how sexuality develops in mammals.

Gay men 'report higher cancer rate than straight men'

I just wanted to point this article out and in particular draw attention to the line -Cancer Research UK said more research was needed as the reasons for any difference were unclear.

Just so people don’t go into mass panic, being gay/lesbian/straight/bi/anything else you want to be DOES NOT cause cancer.

Homosexual men are more likely to have had cancer than heterosexual men, as US study has suggested.

The study of more than 120,000 people in California has led to calls for more specialist support.

Lesbians and bisexual women also had poorer health after cancer than heterosexuals, according to research published in the journal Cancer.

Cancer Research UK said more research was needed as the reasons for any difference were unclear.