Etiology of Male Homosexuality and Current Rise of Male Homosexuality
In 1985, I developed an hypothesis (copyrighted) of male homosexuality
that produced predictions. These predictions have since been supported.
My explanation is very lengthy; for sake of brevity I am including the
significant part regarding the predictions. As you read this, you
should know that, earlier in my treatise, I said this: "As I have
suggested, DHEA is directly responsible for growth and differentiation
of the brain." In the context of homosexuality, I was saying that
reduced DHEA will reduce growth of specific areas of the brain that
determine sexuality. In the fetus, the ratio of DHEA to estrone, which
I mention in the following quotation, is determined by the mother, as
the adrenal glands of the fetus do not function until birth. ("Results
indicate that the fetal adrenal activity increases independently of the
maternal adrenal cortex at term and plays an important role in the onset
of labour." Orv Hetil 1987; 128: 2153).
"Not all human fetuses are exposed to molecules of the type that I have
been discussing. I propose that the hormone which induces homosexuality
in humans is estrone. This hormone could induce alterations in critical
function of the receptors during critical periods. Estrone is only one
conversion step away from DHEA in the enzymatic syntheses in the adrenal
glands. Remember that DHEA sulfate is the chief precursor molecule of
estrone. [Here I meant the mother.] During the genesis of the nervous
system, a ratio of DHEA/estrone might occur abnormally in the fetus.
This would continue throughout life. The amount of DHEA/estrone would
determine the degree of influence from slight to the syndrome of
homosexuality." To further clarify this, later in my treatise, I
suggested: "It is important to differentiate here between the asexual
male and the homosexual. The person of low DHEA without estrone
production, might very well become asexual."
For this argument I want to demonstrate that a number of these
predictions have been supported, subsequent to 1985. The effects of
DHEA on growth and differentiation of neurons was reported in 1987.
"In the present study, using methods of immunocytochemistry,
autoradiography, and scanning electron microscopy, we show that a
supplement of as little as 10(-8) M DHEA or DHEA-S greatly increases
neuronal survival and differentiation and reduces astroglial
proliferation rates in mouse brain cells in cultures." J Neurosci Res
In 1992, a study of homosexual men, during progressive stages of AIDS,
determined that DHEA is low and estrone high. As you read the following
quotation, notice the use of the word "all." "The serum DHEA sulfate
values of all groups of HIV+ patients were lower than those of controls.
The serum E1 [estrone] and E2 [estradiol] were elevated 30-50%
(p<0.01) in all groups of HIV+ patients." J Acquired Immune Deficiency
Syndromes 1992; 5: 841.
So, I suggest that male homosexuality results, in utero, from an
increased ratio of estrone to DHEA. This combination results in the
increased growth, and reduced growth of other structures, in the male
homosexual brain. Furthermore, my hypothesis can be extended to explain
the current rise in homosexuality. While I think the current "climate"
of increased acceptance of homosexuality may account for more
acknowledging their homosexuality, I think the current increase is due
to an evolutionary phenomenon.
My theory of human evolution suggests that testosterone is currently
rising. I suggest testosterone periodically rises in civilizations, and
this increased testosterone causes a number of phenomena, including an
increase in homosexuality. If you understood my explanation of
increases in estrone in the mother as the cause of male homosexuality,
then some connection of testosterone and estrone should exist. This has
been confirmed. In the following report, a positive correlation was
found between testosterone and "unconjugated and total estrone."
"Serum androgens, estrogens, 'steroid-sensitive proteins', thyroid
components, and albumin were measured twice within a 4-5 week interval
in 44 cases of early normal pregnancy (gestational weeks 8-18). Positive
correlations were found in the total material between
dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHAS) and testosterone (T), unconjugated
and total estrone, albumin, tetraiodothyronine, and calculated free
tetraiodothyronine concentrations and within 2-week intervals between
DHAS and T, estradiol-17 beta, and unconjugated and total estrone, and
between T and estradiol-17 beta and unconjugated estrone." Gynecol
Obstet Invest 1995;40(3):145-150
I suggest that the current rise in male homosexuality is the result of
increased testosterone in women. It is known that the phenomenon known
as the "secular trend" is occurring here. The secular trend is
characterized by increased size in our children, male and female, and an
earlier onset of puberty. I suggest the secular trend is driven by
increased testosterone and the rise in male homosexuality is a result of