Gilles Herrada

The Missing Myth

A New Vision of Same-Sex Love


The Author

Gilles Herrada, Ph.D., is a research scientist, a writer, and life coach at LifeAsacreation. He has worked at the universities of Nice, Paris, Columbia, and Harvard and is published internationally. While at Harvard, he discovered a large family of genes involved in the detection of pheromones, those “secret” odors that trigger animal sexual and social behaviors.


Gilles also attended and facilitated programs in what is commonly labeled as “personal development.” These workshops gave him the rare opportunity to discuss with homophobic men in an open and intimate setup. This offered him a unique chance to inquire into the mechanisms of homophobia empathically, that is from a homophobic standpoint.

Part of his research work regarding homosexuality’s history was presented at the First Integral Theory Conference in 2008 and will soon be published in an anthology titled Emerging Visions of Women and Men: An Integral Exploration of Sex, Gender and Spirituality at the SUNY Press.

Today Gilles Herrada lives in New York City.



Selected Publications and Presentations

  1. Bullet Herrada, G. (2011). Science, Depth, and Global Mythos: What is the Place of Science in an Integral Culture? Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 6(2): 30-49.

  2. Bullet Herrada, G. The Mysterious Fate of Homosexuality. In Emerging Visions of Women and Men: An Integral Exploration of Sex, Gender and Spirituality, ed. V. Fisher and S. Nicholson, SUNY Press (in press).

  3. Bullet Herrada, G. Up and Beyond Gay Pride. In An Integral Approach to Diversity Dynamics: Exploring the Maturation of Diversity Theory and Practice, ed. M. Raffanti and T. Gregory, SUNY Press (in preparation).

  1. Bullet Barnea B., Strapps W., Herrada G., Berman Y., Ong J., Kloss B., Axel R. and Lee K.J. (2008). The genetic design of signaling cascades to record receptor activation. Proceedings of National Academy of Science, 105: 64-69. (Pr. Richard Axel received the Nobel Prize of Medicine in 2004)

  2. Bullet Herrada G. and Dulac C. (1997). A novel family of putative pheromone receptors in mammals with a topographically organized and sexually dimorphic distribution. Cell, 90: 763-773.

Photography by Nephi Niven