It strikes me, elilla, how very much gender identity and sexual orientation both seem more and more to be tied to multiple genes whose expressions interact in very complex ways with environmental factors.

As activists, communicators, and educators, that makes our task both simpler and more complex all at the same time.

People with axes to grind don’t like complexity. They want the world to be black and white. So, while some people find all the new science to be fascinating and interesting, others scoff and use it against us.

I find that it takes very careful thinking and communicating to meet the challenge of conveying complex concepts.

Thanks for posting this study! I hadn’t seen it yet.


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