Sexual orientation refers to a person’s lasting emotional, romantic, and sexual attraction to one or more genders. Although one sexual orientation is not superior or inferior to another, there is a low level of acceptance of sexual minorities among Chinese citizens. In recent years, wide attention has been attracted to the causes of human sexual orientation not only in the LGBTQ community, but also in the political and academic communities.
We have invited Li Gu, Ph.D. in Psychology from Cambridge University, to explain the causes of sexual orientation from a scientific perspective. He will review findings from past research and discuss primarily the influence of prenatal factors on sexual orientation. These factors include genes, levels of prenatal androgen exposure, maternal immune systems, etc. In addition, Gu will examine myths on the impact of postnatal factors, including same-sex parenting, single-sex environments (e.g., single-sex schools), and sexual orientation change efforts.
Li Gu will then introduce latest Western perspectives on sexual fluidity. Finally, he will discuss the legal implications of the studies on sexual orientation, reflecting on the appropriateness of using existing evidence to support legislation for equal rights. On June 24, let us delve with Li Gu into the causes of sexual orientation and the legal rights of sexual minorities.
Topic: The causes of sexual orientation and the legal rights of sexual minorities
Speaker: Li Gu, Ph.D. in Psychology from Cambridge University, with long-term research experience on the mental health of LGBTQ people.
时间：6月24日（周日）15:00 - 17:00
Time: Jun 24th (Sun.) 15:00 - 17:00
Add: The Bookworm (Yujie East Road 2-7#, Ren min South Road 28#, Chengdu)
Registration: Click to read the original registration. The event is free to participate. The activities mainly use Chinese to share and exchange.
主办单位：成都米尔克 老书虫 CnPride
MilksFriends, Bookworm, CnPride
Designer: Aosheng, Writer: Jiaojiao
成都米尔克一家关注同志公民自由表达、推动多元文化发展的非营利组织。我们致力于透过心理咨询、自助助人和公共教育等手法，以增强 LGBT 及相关人群的自我认同，实现一个中国公民能看见差异、多元共融、平等生活的社会环境。
Chengdu Milk LGBT Service Center is a non-profit organization. We support LGBT people’s freedom of speech, and we advocate respect of various cultures in society. By psychological consulting, helping people to help themselves and public education, we are looking forward to help LGBT people develop self-identifications, and build a world where every citizen acknowledges, understands and celebrates equity & equality, difference & diversity.