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There too the gay twin was visibly more effeminate in both speech and dainty hand movements. To test the accuracy of the so-called gaydar, premised on the idea of gendered traits distinguishing gays, some members of the previously mentioned Northwestern University group did another study using videos, this time using only adults: We videotaped homosexual and heterosexual men and women answering an interview question about their interests.We then recruited two additional sets of participants to rate various aspects of brief excerpts from these interviews.
These differences are not just superficial mannerisms either, but are deep inside the brain.
To put another way, even pro-gay researchers have found that under controlled experiments some well-known stereotypes about effeminate gay men contain at least a "kernel of truth." While confirmation of these stereotypes goes relatively unmentioned in most of the press, this gay effeminacy is foundational to the conclusion that gay men are born that way.
The prevailing theory is simple: "Differences in levels of circulating sex hormones [of the fetus] usually testosterone during one or more critical periods of development cause the brain to develop in a more-male-like or more female-like direction, and these differences influence a spectrum of gendered traits in juvenile life and adulthood, including the preference for male and female sex partners." More simply, prenatal hormones circulating in the mother's womb influence the sexual orientation of the fetus.
The first raters judged targets' sexual orientations from unedited videos and from partial information extracted from the videos (e.g., video without sound for ratings of movement or sound without picture for ratings of speech).
The results: 87% of heterosexual targets and 75% of homosexual targets were accurately judged.