An­gry and Gay

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An Ny­times ar­ti­cle pub­lished on April 27 re­vealed that ho­mo­pho­bia could stem from la­tent ho­mo­sex­ual urges. The ar­ti­cle ti­tled ‘ Ho­mo­pho­bic? Maybe you’re Gay’, was writ­ten by Richard M. Ryan, a psy­chol­ogy pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Rochester and Wil­liam S. Ryan, a doc­toral stu­dent in psy­chol­ogy. Their ar­ti­cle cov­ers stud­ies in the US and Ger­many among 784 col­lege stu­dents. They found that 20 per cent of self- de­scribed straight peo­ple in­di­cated some same- sex at­trac­tion. This could ex­plain the be­hav­iour of anti- gay ac­tivists like evan­gel­i­cal leader Ted Hag­gard and for­mer US Re­pub­li­can se­na­tor Larry Craig em­broiled in same­sex scan­dals.

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