Phillip R came out as gay age 18, while identical twin brother Douglas is straight. Studies of twins are revealing just how much depression and eating disorders are in the genes - and that the two conditions come from the same gene pool. He has helped me through everything in life and I hope I'll always be there for him too. The amount we don't know about the difference between twins can be staggering, write Phillip and Douglas Griffiths. More on twins How does genetics explain non-identical identical twins? Even in high school we actively made different friends. While he was gone, I was described as being agitated and visibly upset and it wasn't until he came back to the room that I perked up.
I wouldn't change a thing.
One gay, one straight: how identical twins feel about their different sexualities
It was definitely a shock for him but he was always supportive and backed me in everything. Previous Next Show Grid. After telling him, I was more like myself and as I never hid anything from him. But from the beginning, I was accepting. Trending News 'They deliver my pizza': After finishing high school, I started to take time to address my sexuality and my identity. Previous Next Hide Grid.