#1882 Overall Influence

Michael Bailey

American psychologist


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John Michael Bailey is an American psychologist, behavioural geneticist, and professor at Northwestern University best known for his work on the etiology of sexual orientation. He maintains that sexual orientation is heavily influenced by biology and male homosexuality is most likely inborn. Bailey wrote The Man Who Would Be Queen, a book intended to explain the biology of male sexual orientation and gender to a general audience, focusing on gender nonconforming boys, gay men and male-to-female transsexuals. The book elicited reactions ranging from strong criticism to a nomination for an award, later retracted, from the Lambda Literary Foundation, an organization that promotes gay literature.

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Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis

University in St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Northwestern University
Northwestern University

Private research university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, United States

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#275 World Rank #94 USA Rank
#904 World Rank #514 USA Rank