Re: Gender importance (was Future Relationships)

Jocelyn Brown (
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 14:57:42 -0500

>As far as deciding if transgender or transexual is of social or
>genetic interference, this may be something we have to study more.
>With the recent advances in discovering correlations between aspects
>of people and a specific gene, we could soon find out if this is true
>with sexuality also. This is an ongoing debate. We have seen a tie
>between alcoholism and a hereditary gene already.

Agreed. This is an issue I have looked into more than a little bit, and I think in some cases there can be a social or environmental factor. I also think that there are genetic predispositions and perhaps even genetic "mandates" when it comes to such issues. I look forward to the day when we can understand exactly how everything comes together to create sexual identity. Or, maybe I don't entirely look forward to it. There's something to be said for mystery:-)

Jocelyn Brown

"I am a part of all that I have met." "A man is only as good as what he loves."