Published on Brock University (http://brocku.ca)
Filmmaker Bryce Sage has a heavy question that eats away at his curiosity: are gay men actually “born this way?” In other words, do biological factors (e.g., genes) play a role in sexual orientation?
Sage travels across the country looking for answers. Along the way, he encounters internationally acclaimed sexuality expert Anthony Bogaert.
A professor in Brock University’s Community Health Sciences and Psychology departments, Bogaert is doing the kind of breakthrough research which, when all the results are in, will lend science to the homosexuality question.
So Sage, who himself is gay, asks his mom to take a blood test. He accompanies the blood sample to Bogaert’s lab at Brock University, where they have a long chat.
Bogaert’s research will be featured in an upcoming episode of CBC’s long-running science series The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. Survival of the Fabulous, written and directed by Bryce Sage and produced by Connie Edwards for Souleado Entertainment, airs Nov. 28, 8 p.m. on CBC-TV.