Lady Gaga has it right, Freud had it dead wrong.
When it comes to sexual orientation — and homosexuality in particular — it turns out that Freud and others who theorized that it stems from early parental relationships, childhood abuse or choice were traipsing up the wrong path.
According to pioneering British-American neuroscientist, Simon LeVay (and Lady Gaga), the answer is simple: Baby, you were born this way.
“Sexual orientation is an aspect of gender that emerges from the prenatal sexual differentiation of the brain,” says LeVay, who was one of the first researchers in 1991 to connect brain development to sexual orientation. “Whether a person is gay or straight depends in large part on how this process of biological differentiation goes forward, with the lead actors being genes, sex hormones and the brain systems that are influenced by them.”
Complete article at Ottawa Citizen : http://bit.ly/kTDn9p