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But geneticists have had only a handful of underpowered studies to address a complex, fraught, and often stigmatized area of human behavior. Now, the largest-ever study of the genetics of sexual orientation has revealed four genetic variants strongly associated with what the researchers call nonheterosexual behavior. Some geneticists are hailing the findings as a cautious but significant step in understanding the role of genes in sexuality.
Matthew Parris. Long-suffering Spectator readers deserve a seasonal break from yet another Remoaner diatribe from me. Instead, I turn to sex.
Women have officially joined the pink pound economy and some of Britain's biggest companies are ploughing money into the gay market, researchers said. Gay men spent more on holidays, DVDs and clothing last year than lesbians, but lesbians outspent gay men on mobile telephone bills and buying pet food. Lesbians were also far more likely than gay men to take a honeymoon after registering their civil partnerships.
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These are external links and will open in a new window. It's 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexual sex in England and Wales. How did the law change society?
Gay TV was an encrypted subscription channel from the UK that broadcast over Sky and Virgin Media television platform from to daily, targeted at gay men. Launched in the channel focused mainly on more hardcore content, but later incorporated shows such as Laguna Beach Love Affair and more softcore material. The channel ceased broadcasting on Virgin Media on the same day. However, the channel continues to operate on Virgin's On-Demand service alongside other defunct porn channels.
Lesbians earn significantly more than their heterosexual colleagues while gay men earn less, according to a World Bank study exposing unexpected links between sexuality and salary. In Britain, lesbians are paid an average of eight per cent more than straight women, with the trend even more extreme in other western countries. In the US, the difference is 20 per cent.