This website is to inform and educate the general public on the scientific research regarding sexuality and gender identity. While misinformation abounds on these topics, a good deal of hatred against the LGBT community is also prevalent. The authors of this website in no way condone, seek to provide justification for, nor approve of any hatred, violence, discrimination or homophobia/transphobia directed against any individual.
The research on this website demonstrates that sexuality and psychological gender identity are the product of early life experiences, and are not hardwired, beyond the development of biological sex. The work has been produced as a collaborative effort by researchers interested in the science of human sexuality and gender. We are from a variety of backgrounds and professions, from child and adult psychotherapists to medical health professionals.
Though we are all people of faith, as members of the Muslim community, we are scientists also. In that vein, we are united by our desire to present up-to-date and accurate research on the real causes and consequences of a non-heterosexual/transgender lifestyle. We feel that the mainstream narrative that sexual orientation is an inborn trait, like ethnicity or other immutable characteristics, is not only wrong scientifically, but ethically also. Indeed, such a position fails to address the root causes underlying homosexual, bisexual or transgender emotions, cravings and behaviours. These causes are often related to sexual, physical or emotional abuse in childhood, as demonstrated throughout the research literature presented herein. To fail to address that, but rather, to indulge it, by presenting them as healthy, normative alternatives is to do a disservice to the individuals themselves.
When conducting this research, we were surprised to find the degree to which the science is unanimous on the fact that sexuality and psychological gender is not caused by immutable biological traits. From the narrative in the media and society generally, one would imagine that to be the case. Rarely in modern history, has there been a case of such flagrant misrepresentation of scientific fact. Why this is the case, we leave for you to judge.