Study Finds That Homophobes Are Likely To Be Closet Gays

Study Finds That Homophobes Are Likely To Be Closet Gays

LOL. Okay, this will please a bunch of KDians.

A series of psychology studies have recently found that homophobic attitudes are more likely to found in individuals who harbour unacknowledged attraction towards the same sex.

The study, which analysed four separate experiments conducted in the US and Germany, provides empirical evidence to suggest that homophobia is in fact the ‘external manifestation of repressed sexual desires they feel towards their own gender’, reports IBT.

“Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar, unrealised desires they themselves harbour,” Netta Weinstein, a lecturer at the University of Essex and the study’s lead author, explained.

The sexual orientation of participants was measured by how they reacted to words and images with sexual connotations, during a timed task.

“In many cases these are people who are at war with themselves and they are turning this internal conflict outward,” added co-author Richard Ryan, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester who was involved in the study, in which about 650 university students participated.

The study – which was conducted by a team from the University of Rochester, the University of Essex and the University of California – also found that subjects who said they were heterosexual – but reported homosexual tendencies during tasks – were more likely to be hostile to gays, who were forced to repress their true emotions because of strict, conservative upbringings.

The researchers also said that this may why some homophobic public figures have often caught engaging in homosexual acts.

They highlighted the case of Ted Haggard, the evangelical preacher who opposed gay marriage but was exposed in a gay sex scandal in 2006 and Glenn Murphy, Jr., the former chairman of the Young Republican National Federation and vocal opponent of gay marriage, who was accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old man in 2007.

The National AIDS Trust recently released statistics highlighting the weak sex and relationships education offered in schools – and why better resources would lead to lower HIV rates and happier LGBT youth.

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  1. Raj
    July 30, 06:31 Reply

    I didn’t even need this study yo have realised that with my own observations. It is totally fact. A lot of GID(gays in denial) try to repress their passion for the same sex by being aggressive to wards same he deer orientation and hoping their hate wul takeover their guilty pleasure.

    Sadly, not involving in homosexual acts(which most secretly do)doesn’t mean you aren’t stuck as a homosexual…. Not eating cake can never mean you don’t like cake. Hating cake eaters only make you realise how much you want cake. .

  2. Ruby
    July 30, 06:43 Reply

    Ha!!!!!!!!!!
    In Your Face Suckers!!!!!!
    But wait oh, how does this study alleviate the Homophobia???

  3. #Chestnut
    July 30, 06:55 Reply

    Hehehe…#InternalisedHomophobia… *sips RedBull*

  4. Raj
    July 30, 07:01 Reply

    Ruby,it helps by endearing us to look closely in our community and find out these homophobic homosexuals and help psychologically tutor them against it..

    On another note,most people still coming out to themselves feel all homophobes are actually normal while they are the deviant species. These helps that anyone could be gay and the haters more likely to be.

    Lastly,knowledge is power. Knowing about the study just enlightens one to understand the behavioral pattern of some people.

    • #Chestnut
      July 30, 07:22 Reply

      Wait Raj,did u say find them and tutor them? I wish it were that easy. A truly (internally)homophobic (self-suppressed) homosexual (the type that use every medium to announce how eager they are to personally kill all ‘disgusting’ gays in d world,whether u ask dem or u no ask dem) would rather break a bottle on your head in public to score cheap brownie points and maintain his ‘heterosexual’ facade, than let u become friends with him.

  5. Max
    July 30, 07:07 Reply

    But we knew that already naa..

  6. KryxxX
    July 30, 07:20 Reply

    And you chose to put Mugabe’s pics ehkwa Pinky!!! Of all ppl! Mugabe! Issoright! The scum of the homophobes! We no care if he is closeted oh! We only care if he goes to d other side soon! We r just too Fab for a Mugabe! Lol!

    • #Chestnut
      July 30, 07:26 Reply

      Hahaha! Don’t mind PP; he’s way too messy! Using Robert Mugabe’s pix with that “Paulina” hairstyle and ear-rings…lmao

      • Pink Panther
        July 30, 07:41 Reply

        *blowing on my manicure* I have no idea what you pipu are talking about

        • KryxxX
          July 30, 08:33 Reply

          You dont know what we r talking about abi? Abi? You would soon know when I use a garden shear nd chabie(cut) those nails u r blowing.

          And speaking of nails Pinky gurl, I broke a nail yesterday…….. A nail I meticulously groomed! Ah! So emotional right now……….. Need a big broad shoulder to cry on! MM isn’t helping matters @ cha cha!

          • kacee
            July 30, 08:44 Reply

            Lol, wicked MM mtchewww, @kryxxx u can cry on mine.

            • KryxxX
              July 30, 10:12 Reply

              Oga Colo! Do you need some “syrup” for that ur ukwara(cough)? My store is overflowing oh! Lemme be of help.

        • KingBey
          July 30, 12:41 Reply

          When will this your manicure ever dry up?

  7. kacee
    July 30, 08:41 Reply

    Dahummmm i didn’t know Mugabe was so cute, Lmao

  8. ambivalentone
    July 30, 08:56 Reply

    loooool. Wasn’t sumtin the scientists of KD hadn’t already figured out

  9. Khaleesi
    July 30, 09:36 Reply

    I guess the virulent homophobes secretly harbor a deep dread that if they show any compassion or tolerance towards gays, they might be overwhelmed by their deeply buried homosexual tendencies. Warreva, i refuse to allow homophobes occupy and position of significance in my life, they can keep to their bigoted lane while i keep to my pink glittery jasmine scented lane …

  10. Sinnex
    July 30, 09:52 Reply

    Who says Mugabe is homophobic?

    Or is he not the same person who publicly sought the hand of Obama in marriage?

    The first sitting president to propose to another sitting president.

    The homophobic one here is Obama who refused to even acknowledge his request.

  11. Keredim
    July 30, 10:14 Reply

    This is rather obvious..

    I just nobody paid for this research to be carried out.

    If they had researched into how much gay sex homophobes have after “they see the light”, that would have been more interesting

  12. Posh6666
    July 30, 14:28 Reply

    Madam pink panther u just had to use this particular pics didnt u???? queen of shade u are

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