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because they found that psychological sex was clearly determined by chromosomal structure , and that the appropriate treatment was to help the psychology conform to the underlying biology, not the reverse. Writing in First Things, Paul McHugh, Chairman of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, noted that scientific studies convinced him and his colleagues: … that human sexual identity22 is mostly built into our constitution by the genes we inherit and the embryogenesis we undergo. Male hormones sexualize the brain and the mind. … I have witnessed a great deal of damage from sex -reassignment. The children transformed from their male constitution into female roles suffered prolong ed distress and misery as they sensed their natural attitudes….We have wasted scientific and technical resources and damaged our professional credibility by collaborating with madness rather than trying to study, cure, and ultimately prevent it.” 23 Kinsey’s Colleague: Wardell Pomeroy One of Kinsey’s co-authors, referenced with him, was Wardell B. Pomeroy, who had served on the 1973 Nomenclature Task Force. In his book Boys and Sex: Wardell B. Pomeroy Co -author of the Kinsey Reports, he writes that having sex with the male animal, … whether it is a dog, horse, bull or some other species, may provide considerable erotic excitement for the boy…Psychically, animal relations may become of considerable significance to the boy who is having regular experience…[ and] in no point basically different from those that are involved in erotic responses to human situations… In Variations magazine, Pomeroy offers this advice: We find many beautiful and mutually satisfying [sexual] relationships between fathers and daughters. These may be transient or ongoing, but they have no harmful effects … Incest between adults and younger children can also prove to be a satisfying and enriching experience … When there is a mutual and unselfish concern for the other person, rather than a feeling of possessiveness and a selfish concern with one’s own sexual gratification, then incestuous relationships can and do work out well. Incest can be a satisfying, non-threatening, and even an enriching emotional experience, as I said earlier.24 Kinsey’s Colleague: Paul Gebhard The authors of the amicus brief likewise reference Kinsey’s other co -author, Paul Gebhard, another member of the NIMH Homosexuality Task Force, and a presenter at the crucial Nomenclature Committee meeting in 1973. He i s also a co-founder of SIECUS and Planned Parenthood, and a former head of the Kinsey Institute. The following is from a transcript of a taped phone conversation in 1992 between Gebhard and J. Gordon Muir, editor of Judith Riesman’s Kinsey, Sex and Fraud, about the report in the male volume (table 34) supposedly 22 McHugh is here referring to “sexual identity” as it would be sensibly understood pre -gay activism: Male and female, not homosexual and heterosexuality. It is ironic that in the worl dview of the modern left, significant differences between homosexuals and heterosexuals (which science shows to be extraordinarily difficult to characterize and wholly unstable) are argued to be innate, while significant differences between men and women (which are enormous, self-evident and permanent) are argued to be at once trivial and socially constructed.

Footnotes: 23 McHugh, Paul, Surgical Sex, First Things, November 2004 (147), 34-38 24 Wardell Pomeroy. “A New Look at Incest.” Variations Magazine, 1977, pages 86 to 88, and Forum Magazine, November 1976, pages 84 to 89.