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Colin J. Williams (born c. 1941) is a sociologist currently serving as Professor of Sociology at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. He served as Research Sociologist at the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research from 1968-1980.[1][2] Williams' work frequently looks at sociological issues affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.[3][4]

Life and careerEdit

Williams earned his bachelor's degree from the London School of Economics in 1963 and his master's degree from the University of British Columbia in 1966. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Rutgers University in 1970. Due to an unfortunate health condition, he was forced to retire in 2017.

Selected booksEdit

  • Homosexuals and the Military (1971)
  • Male Homosexuals: Their Problems and Adaptations (1974)
  • Sex and Morality in the U.S. (1989)
  • Dual Attraction: Understanding Bisexuality (1994)


  1. ^ Staff report (June 30, 1989). Sexual revolution didn't happen, study says. Chicago Sun-Times
  2. ^ Associated Press (July 4, 1989). U.S. missed sexual revolution, study finds. Toronto Star
  3. ^ Staff report (February 5, 1993). Kinsey's `10% gay' statistic attacked. Indianapolis Star
  4. ^ Jan 27, 1993 Gay issue could humiliate military. Indianapolis Star'

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