BBC Features Grzanka in Story about Sexual Orientation Beliefs

BBC-NewsThe British Broadcasting Channel (BBC) recently interviewed Patrick Grzanka, assistant professor of psychology, for a story examining the fluid, shifting nature of desire and sexuality.

The publication highlighted Grzanka’s research, which suggests that “born this way” beliefs may not be the key to reducing homophobia. His work shows that some people who believe that homosexuality is innate still hold negative views of gays. In fact, the homophobic and non-homophobic respondents he studied shared similar levels of belief in a Born This Way ideology.

The article also considers a study that examines whether a gay gene is inherited.

“If we look at the ravenous pursuit, particularly among American scientists, to find a gay gene, what we see is that the conclusion has already been arrived at. All science is doing is waiting to find the proof,” Grzanka told the publication. Read the full story online.