Our Supporters


Prof. em. Dr. Gottfried “Jeff” Schatz

Former director of the Biozentrum of the University of Basel.

«Experiments on twins have shown that 70 % of male homosexuality is caused by genes and 30 % by the environment. The corresponding molecular processes are still unknown, but are being studied intensively in simple organisms such as flies. For me, the more willing a culture is to accept non-threatening deviations from the norm, the higher it is.»


Simon LeVay, PhD

Author and Scientist

«Congratulations on the founding of the Institute of Queer Studies — soon to be a vital resource on LGBT issues in Switzerland. May reason overcome prejudice!»