LGBTQI

Human genetic and assisted reproductive technologies affect LGBTQI communities in a number of specific ways. While some scientists continue to search for a “homosexuality gene,” opening the door to new forms of genetic discrimination, many LGBTQI community members assert that complex human behaviors like sexuality can’t be reduced to a series of nucleotides. LGBTQI people’s use of assisted reproductive technologies has also helped to challenge discriminatory ideas about what counts as a family, and the meaning of biological relatedness.


Aggregated News

Major strikes are planned across Israel this Sunday (July 22) to protest a new law that essentially excludes LGBT couples from state-supported surrogate pregnancies. The law, which received a last-minute vote from Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week...

Biopolitical Times

A recent article in the Journal of Medical Ethics argues that controversial nuclear genome transfer techniques (aka mitochondrial replacement, mitochondrial donation, or 3-person IVF) should be made available to lesbian couples for the purpose of creating genetically-related children. The authors, both bioethicists at King’s College London, continue an unfortunate trend of promoting experimental reproductive technologies to queer communities under the guise of reproductive equality in a particular form – one that privileges genetic relatedness achieved through unsafe, experimental technologies over...

Biopolitical Times

The explosion of reality television has dramatically altered how we think about celebrities, everyday life, and the boundary between the...

Aggregated News

Aiden and Ethan Dvash-Banks share pretty much everything. The 16-month-old twins were born four minutes apart, from the same womb,...