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Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Biography

Lawyer and Gay advocate
Pro to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"

“Urnings [male homosexuals] result from a crossing of the male and female generative principles during the first crucial stages of fetal development. Thus Urnings are essentially ‘male’ in body, ‘female’ in desire.”

Inclusa, 1864

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Argued before the Congress of German Jurists for the abolition of sodomy laws, 1867
  • Developed the concept that homosexuals belonged to a “third sex” and their attraction to members of the same sex was as natural as the attraction of heterosexuals to members of the opposite sex
  • Named Secretary of All German Society, 1859
  • Law degree, Berlin University, 1848
  • Born: 1825
  • Deceased: 1895