Although I've always wanted this particular superhuman power, I've never been very good at detecting other men's sexual orientation. Findings from a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology , however, suggest I may be underestimating my gaydar abilities. The January study investigated people's ability to identify homosexual men from pictures of their faces alone. In an initial experiment, researchers Nicholas Rule and Nalini Ambady from Tufts University perused online dating sites and carefully selected 45 straight male faces and 45 gay male faces. All of these photos were matched for orientation only faces shown looking forward were used and facial alterations none of the images contained jewelry, glasses or facial hair.
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My father started listening to Rush Limbaugh in the s, about the time he retired as a scientist, while living in Cincinnati. I lived in Washington, D. By coincidence, Cincinnati was a hot spot for efforts by religious conservative organizations to stop the movement for legal protections from discrimination for LGBT people and attacks fueled by bigotry, including hate crimes, against us. I had come out to my parents about four years earlier. My parents happened to move to the city the following year, as courts and the community dealt with fallout from the charter amendment. Was it unnamed, imagined bullies who might target me on a sidewalk or in a gas station or parking lot and lash out with homophobic violence? Or was it me, for defying notions of religious piety and conformity she held dear and being unafraid to call myself a gay man?
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Back in the days of the Hays Code from the s to the '60s, movies that depicted same-sex love interests were censored by studios. Look no further than Old Hollywood actor Rock Hudson, whose homosexuality remained a tightly guarded secret during the height of his fame. Just look at Billy Eichner vying for more overtly gay characters in TV and film. Stacker is highlighting 50 celebrities—in no particular order—and their contributions to the entertainment industry. In December , Page came out as transgender.
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