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  1. New Study Strengthens the Idea That Sexuality Is Influenced by Genetics

    Mr. DNA would be so proud.

    There have been studies indicating that a few genes may play a role in sexual orientation. However, a new study of the genes of gay brothers and twins used a much broader sample in order to draw stronger conclusions about whether DNA influences orientation, and surprise! They found more evidence that sexuality is no more a choice than eye color, hair color, or you know, whether you have bones or a brain or anything.

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  2. How I Am Santa Claus Producer & WWE Legend Mick Foley Feels About The Backlash To The Film’s Gay Santa

    The spirit of the season is about love and acceptance.

    “I am a guy who used to go out of my way to make people dislike me for a career. But this is what puts people over the edge?” WWE Hardcore Legend Mick Foley (aka “Mankind,” “Dude Love,” and/or “Cactus Jack”) knows a thing or two about creating a character. But when the trailer for I am Santa Claus, in which Mick stars and produces, was released, Mick discovered that having a gay man in a film which celebrates professional Santas was enough to turn the internet on its ear.

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  3. Google Takes a Subtle Dig at Russia’s Anti-Gay Policies With Olympic Doodle

    I've never been so proud of Google, and I'm usually pretty proud of Google.

    Google seems to have taken a stand on the right side of history when it comes to their Google Doodle celebrating the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Along with the stylized images of some of the games, they've also included a quote from the Olympic Charter that talks about discrimination. Well played, Google.

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  4. Yes, Alan Turing Deserves a Pardon, But Not Because He Was a National Hero

    Pardoning Alan Turing is a nice thought, but it runs the risk of sending the wrong message -- that thousands of other men who suffered his same fate in Britain deserved it.

    There's a new movement gaining steam in England to officially pardon British cryptographer and godfather of modern computer science Alan Turing, and it appears likely that this one will finally end in a formal pardon. Now, ordinarily, we'd be all for that, but for one fact. If Turing is issued an official pardon, it will be for the wrong reasons, and runs the risk of ignoring why he actually deserves an apology from his government -- and why many other Britons who were similarly affected by a bad law deserve the same.

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  5. Worth A Shot, I Guess: Male Atlantic Mollies Go Gay To Boost Mating Chances With Females Later

    We've brought you stories about some of the more interesting techniques animals will go to to improve, even slightly, their chances at breeding. Heck, you barely need us for that -- head down to your local watering hole any Friday night and you'll no doubt get to glimpse folks going to some lengths for the chance to land a mate, even (or especially) just for one evening. A study published online today in the journal Biology Letters suggests that we may have a winner in the "weird ways to get freaky" sweepstakes, though. Researchers studying the Atlantic molly, a small tropical fish related to the guppy, found that some smaller, less dominant examples of Atlantic molly manhood have developed a curious mating tactic -- to improve their chances of breeding with a female, they will first copulate with other males to demonstrate their sexual fitness.

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