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Liberty Education Forum is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Simon LeVay to our expanding Speakers Bureau. LeVay, a British-born neuroscientist best known for his research and writings on the biology of sexual orientation, will work with Liberty Education Forum in its initiatives pertaining to issues of sexuality and whether individuals “choose” to be gay.
“The topic of the biology of sexuality is as relevant as ever, and people need to separate the fact from the fiction,” LeVay stated. “I’m looking forward to working with Liberty Education Forum on their educational efforts on this complex and current subject.”
“Right now, from the campaign trail to the dinner table, the issue of whether or not individuals ‘choose’ to be gay is being discussed across the country, and there is a great deal of misinformation out there,” said Liberty Education Forum Executive Director Gregory T. Angelo. “As a credentialed doctor directly engaged in the study of human sexuality, Dr. LeVay brings a unique perspective to the issue that will bolster Liberty Education Forum’s ongoing work on this matter.”
Dr. LeVay served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School from 1971 to 1984 and at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies from 1984 to 1992. In 1991 he published an article in Science describing a difference in brain structure between gay and straight men. That study, which attracted international attention, helped kick-start an expanding field of research into biological factors that influence the sexual orientation of men and women. Dr. LeVay has written or co-authored 11 books, the most recent being Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation published by Oxford University Press. He is also the lead author of a college textbook Human Sexuality published by Sinauer Associates, now in its fourth edition. Dr. LeVay has appeared on the MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, Prime Time Live, NightLine, Oprah Winfrey, The Daily Show, CNN International and many other national and local TV and radio programs in the United States, Canada and the U.K.