Homophobia and Homosexuality Linked in New Study

New study says link between homophobia among straight individuals may have to do with hidden homosexual tendencies

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I feel confident in saying that the reaction elicited by a new study purporting to offer empirical data to support the hypothesis that homophobic people are often repressing their own same sex attractions, in progressive circles at least, was a resounding “well, duh.

A team of researchers from the University of Rochester, the University of Essex, England, and the University of California in Santa Barbara will publish the result of their study on the role parenting and sexual orientation play in homophobic attitudes, hostility toward homosexuals, and the endorsement of anti-gay policies in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Essentially what they found, through a series of psychological tests, is people who hold same sex attractions, though they self identify as heterosexual, and grew up in households with controlling parents that frowned upon homosexuality are more inclined to be resentful or bigoted towards gay and lesbian people.

As the lead author of the study, Netta Weinstein of University of Essex, explained to Science Daily, “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 tendencies within themselves.” It’s a form of self-hate projected on others.

This comes as no surprise to those attuned to the struggle for equal rights in the LBGT community.—Written by Mychal Denzel Smith for Ebony.com

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  • jparker@firstblackamerica.com

    I cry Bull$h1t. I am not homophobic, I just don’t understand why the FCC and America has allowed this $hit to even be seen by our children. We have to stop the madness and let then hide their way back into their closets. Our children don’t need to be seeing this and hearing this. It is everywhere. I testify that we are our own devil. We like to play taboo. We love to kill and destroy. But if we all just woke the fuk up we would realize that we are letting a bunch of Gay Racist run the land, media, and the world. Only a f4g would do a study like this. Ok enough of my ignorance. I’m just saying…..

    • Donald Price

      I agree, EVERYONE knows sexual reproductive organs were created for the opposite sex but if you say it then somehow your deemed homophobic. WTF!!

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