Not born this way: the gay rights movement shouldn't rely on genetics
From Botswana to Ecuador, there were momentous gains for gay rights in 2019. We’re sharing five days of the best things that happened in 2019. Here’s our fourth instalment. 'Desire might be biologically driven, but it moves on tracks laid forth by human culture.' Lady Gaga’s 2011 hit song, ‘Born This Way,’ is hailed as a classic gay anthem. But it rests on the assumption that our romantic and sexual destiny is predetermined by our biology. Shamus Khan, writing in Aeon magazine warns against gay rights depending on being ‘born this way’.