By far the most common are The Illuminati, who have been used as an ancient conspiracy so many times that the term has become generic, and need not have anything to do with the historical Bavarian Illuminati at all.Occasionally they might reference Adam Weishaupt, but don't count on it.Then these same authors display a horribly deficient understanding of how the social sciences work.This can make for very frustrating instances where a writer's knowledgeability in one area is undermined by their ignorance in another.How terribly lamentable to such a child that it is not the custom for boys to play with dolls, that Santa Claus will not bring him any dolls, too, and that he is forbidden to play with his sister's dolls!Even a cursory review of the science tells us that gays indeed are born that way. An incomprehensibly powerful group that has lurked in the shadows throughout centuries of history, such as The Illuminati or the Masons.On the one hand, many writers clearly have spent hours poring over books on history and symbolism and can throw out dozens of completely factual precedents and weave them into an interesting narrative.
Expect to see a lot of them in the form of The Omniscient Council of Vagueness.
Sometimes the ancient conspiracy is neutral or a force for good, such as an Ancient Order of Protectors, but more often than not it is evil (when it trilogy), the obvious ancient conspiracy is later discovered to be an offshoot of an even more Ancient Tradition which has lost its way; in such cases, the real Ancient Tradition may provide some veiled and ambiguous assistance to the protagonists, though they will remain aloof themselves.
Sometimes the conspiracy is exposed, only to be revealed in the last pages (or scenes) that that conspiracy was sacrificed to hide the real one — which leads to the conclusion that if you learn of the conspiracy, it is not the true one, which may take us into Zen territory.
But there's an important caveat that the gay activists don't mention when trumpeting this good news.
The science ties sexual orientation to gender, the sense of being masculine or feminine.