What makes people gay, lesbian, bisexual, or heterosexual? And who cares? Written by one of the leading scientists in the research of sexual orientation, Queer Science looks at how scientific discoveries about homosexuality influence society's attitude toward gays and lesbians, beginning with the theories of the German sexologist and gay-rights pioneer Magnus Hirschfeld and culminating with the latest discoveries in brain science, genetics, endocrinology, and cognitive psychology.
About the Author
Simon LeVay, whose 1991 paper published in Science, "A difference in hypothalamic structure between homosexual and heterosexual men," attracted worldwide scientific and public attention, is Associate Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the University of California, San Diego. He is presently Chair of the Steering Committee of the Institute of Gay and Lesbian Education, West Hollywood, a new college for the gay and lesbian community in Southern California.
—Torsten N. Wiesel, M.D., F.R.S., Professor of Neurobiology, The Rockefeller University
—Richard C. Pillard, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
—Richard A. Isay, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical College; author of Becoming Gay: The Journey to Self-Acceptance
—Catherine Tuerk, M.A., R.N., C.S., President, Washington DC Chapter of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
—Richard E. Cytowic , Washington Post