I usually speak on the topic of "The Science of Sexual Orientation." This lecture is an up-to-date survey of research, including my own. My message is that biological factors such as genes, prenatal hormones, and their interaction with the developing brain influence whether a person becomes gay, bisexual, or straight. Depending on the audience, I give a presentation that presumes no scientific knowledge, or one that is more advanced. I illustrate my lecture with a Powerpoint presentation and videos.
In recent years I have lectured at the Salk Institute, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Skidmore College, University College London, Stanford University, University of California Santa Barbara, University of California Los Angeles, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Northridge, Cal State Fullerton, Middle Tennessee State University, Family Fellowship Utah, Harvard University, Syracuse Neuroscience Organization, University of Redlands, Wayne State College, Vanderbilt University, Sigma Xi Orange County, Loyola Marymount University, Mt. St. Mary's College, Oxford University, Los Angeles Central Library, San Francisco Jewish Community Center, San Diego History Center, Seattle Town Hall, Portland State University, the Texas Book Festival, the Tucson Book Festival, Georgetown University, Woodbury University, Pacific University, Franklin and Marshall College, Caltech, University of Zurich, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Elmhurst University, University of Chicago, Michigan State University, and Millersville University.
If you are interested in having me speak at your school or organization, please contact me.
Next lecture engagement: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, April 9, 5:30 PM. Multi-Activity Center in the Rec Center.