A new study which recently appeared in the journal Human Genetics “confirms that there is a strong genetic basis for sexual orientation.” In the study, women with multiple gay sons were studied. “Scientists found that almost one fourth of the mothers who had more than one gay son processed X chromosomes in their bodies in the same way. Normally, women randomly process the chromosomes in one of two ways — half go one way, half go the other.” The study consisted of 97 mothers of gay sons and 103 mothers without gay sons.
A scholarship fund has been set up in the name of Laurel Hester, the lesbian police officer who fought for and won the right to leave her pension benefits to her partner. Hester lost her battle with cancer over the weekend. The scholarship fund will be for “young adults who have shown leadership in the LGBTI community” and has been set up by her partner Stacie Andree and Hester’s ally in her struggle against the Republican freeholders of Ocean County, Dane Wells.