Last updated on: 4/27/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Dale O'Leary Biography

Title:
Freelance writer and lecturer
Position:
Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“The easy answer is no. There is no incontrovertible evidence that sexual desire for persons of the same sex is genetically determined, if by genetically determined one means that there is a part of the human DNA code which determines ‘sexual orientation’ and which can be either heterosexual or homosexual. Homosexuals are not born that way. God did not make them that way… Homosexuality is born in trauma. Something caused a developmental deficit.”

“Is Homosexuality Hard-Wired?,” FathersForLife.org, Oct. 23, 2000

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Freelance writer and lecturer
  • Researcher, Catholic Medical Association
  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Homosexuality and Scientific Research
  • Member, Opus Dei (formally known as The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei)
  • Former columnist, The Providence Journal
  • Recipient, Fellow Award of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) Annual Conference, 2001
  • Has lectured in the United States, Italy, Ireland, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, El Salvador, Mexico, and the Philippines
Education:
  • BA, Smith College
Other:
  • None Found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Same-Sex Attraction a Passing Phase Some Young People Go Through?