Angry and Gay
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.