Who's Gay? Does It Matter?

@article{SavinWilliams2006WhosGD,
  title={Who's Gay? Does It Matter?},
  author={Ritch C. Savin-Williams},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={15},
  pages={40 - 44}
}
  • R. Savin-Williams
  • Published 1 February 2006
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
To answer the question “Who's gay?”—and its logical follow-up, “Does it matter?”—researchers usually define homosexuality with reference to one of three components or expressions of sexual orientation: sexual/romantic attraction or arousal, sexual behavior, and sexual identity. Yet, the three components are imperfectly correlated and inconsistently predictive of each other, resulting in dissimilar conclusions regarding the number and nature of homosexual populations. Depending on which… 

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