STUDY: Homophobes Terrified You'll Ma...

STUDY: Homophobes Terrified You'll Make a Pass at Them

There are 998 comments on the www.gay.net story from Jul 10, 2013, titled STUDY: Homophobes Terrified You'll Make a Pass at Them. In it, www.gay.net reports that:

The reason behind prejudices such as racism and homophobia have been contributed to a wide range of factors, but a new study suggests that the root of sexual prejudice is directly related to the fear some people have of unwanted sexual advances by someone of the same gender, reports the Huffington Post .

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“Just takin' it easy”

Since: Mar 10

Owensville, Mo.

#25 Jul 10, 2013
Apatheist wrote:
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I don't really get it, to be honest. Just because a gay person might find you interesting does not mean that you must have some latent homosexual vibe within you. LOL It's loopy.
But, then again, those that are the most homophobic I think DO tend to have a little bit in 'em, if you know what I mean - so perhaps there's something to that. They react strongly because they're afraid to face that part of themselves.
That's entirely possible. I've heard that most homophobes are gays or bi's deep in the closet. The thought of them liking the same sex scares them.

“Just takin' it easy”

Since: Mar 10

Owensville, Mo.

#26 Jul 10, 2013
Chance wrote:
This is a hoot. Passes from a gay? Give it a whirl and find out what happens.
I'm just wondering why it seems to be OK for a str8 to make a pass at a gay of the opposite sex. The door should swing both ways,

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#27 Jul 10, 2013
Chance wrote:
This is a hoot. Passes from a gay? Give it a whirl and find out what happens.
And what do you imagine would/should happen?

Straight men who are secure in their own sexuality would take it as a compliment as they politely decline.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#28 Jul 10, 2013
Chance wrote:
This is a hoot. Passes from a gay? Give it a whirl and find out what happens.
Gay men like me don't make passes at you so why worry. Oh and you'd be in the ambulance not me dear. I speak for many experiences when some straight guy thought he could beat up this sissy!

Guess you forgot the 3 days after Stonewall where we kicked ASS on New York's finest! And they had guns and tear gas and riot gear. Yet guysin make up and dresses still stomped a mud-hole on their ass!

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#29 Jul 10, 2013
Old Hoot wrote:
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That's entirely possible. I've heard that most homophobes are gays or bi's deep in the closet. The thought of them liking the same sex scares them.
Kind of like Marcus Bachmann?

It's a funny old world, for sure.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#30 Jul 10, 2013
Old Hoot wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm just wondering why it seems to be OK for a str8 to make a pass at a gay of the opposite sex. The door should swing both ways,
BAZINGA!

It's nearly over a decade old but the results have been replicated many times:

New Study Links Homophobia with Homosexual Arousal
http://www.philosophy-religion.org/handouts/h...

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#31 Jul 10, 2013
2 things going on here:

1- the homophobe covering for his own secret same-sex desires.

2- the straight guy who worries some gay guy will rape him because that's how he treats women.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#32 Jul 10, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
And what do you imagine would/should happen?
Straight men who are secure in their own sexuality would take it as a compliment as they politely decline.
Though I don't make passes at straight guys they are flattered when I say they are hot. And when I tell them they aren't they get hurt and offended!

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#33 Jul 10, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
And what do you imagine would/should happen?
Straight men who are secure in their own sexuality would take it as a compliment as they politely decline.
'Chance' is a perfect example of what I was talking about in that last post.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#34 Jul 10, 2013
Apatheist wrote:
<quoted text>
Kind of like Marcus Bachmann?
It's a funny old world, for sure.
And the poor old girl wanted to be First Lady SO BADLY too!

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#35 Jul 10, 2013
Hey Chance are you still playing Bellhop with George Rekkers?

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#36 Jul 10, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>And the poor old girl wanted to be First Lady SO BADLY too!
He probably already had new place settings picked out.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#37 Jul 10, 2013
Apatheist wrote:
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He probably already had new place settings picked out.
And drapery. I picture early American Jewish Baroque. You know, the kind that make elaborate dresses as well! Ruffles and chintz and lace!

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#38 Jul 10, 2013
I think the vast majority of gay men don't have any interest in str8 men at all.

I've always had a rule that i would never have sex with a guy who either was str8 or bisexual, or whom I suspected of being str8 or bisexual. To the best of my knowledge I have ONLY had sex with gay males over the past few decades.

(The ONLY str8 guy I have ever wanted to have sex with is Johnny Mathis).

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#39 Jul 10, 2013
I want to re-post the comment made by Anthony Broderick on the site of the article:

The concept of interest versus the behavior of "The Pass" are two totally separate things. The article is creating the implication of causality with out any real evidence from the research provided. The research provided also focuses on a very small population sample's perception, and does not go on to bring in prior research from the other side of the question (in other words, the gay and bisexual side).
This is all obvious information, prejudices root from multiple evolutionary and socio-psycho sources. The only thing that is accomplished here is that we now know that there are 533 (reportedly hetero) people that are uncomfortable with the "thought" that someone bi/homosexual maybe physically attracted to them.
This does not provide a real symptom of homophobia, what we are seeing is a typical defense mechanism in place for choosing our social and sexual partners. Even in the heterosexual spectrum of the question about being repellent to someone else's attraction, in both heterosexual and homosexual populations you'll find a plethora of factors that people discriminate against each other.
In other words, I see no significant connection as implicated by the article.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#40 Jul 10, 2013
BTW, my housemate's husband keeps getting hit on by his female co-worker. The woman is totally clueless!
OH WOW

Owensville, MO

#44 Jul 10, 2013
Horace wrote:
Any queer that grab s my ass is going to wake up in the emergency room - if he ever wakes up at all!
Man, you just don't get it do you. Haven't you read what's been said up till now?
Cole

Chicago, IL

#46 Jul 10, 2013
Horace wrote:
Any queer that grab s my ass is going to wake up in the emergency room - if he ever wakes up at all!
Amen to that brother! A queer grabbed my ass the other day and let me just say he'll have a hard time grabbing anyone else's ass for a long time. His hands are both broken in several places as well as both his arms.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#47 Jul 10, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Though I don't make passes at straight guys they are flattered when I say they are hot. And when I tell them they aren't they get hurt and offended!
I don't intentionally ask out straight guys, but I have asked out a couple of guys who I found attractive that turned out to be straight. One guy politely declined saying he was straight; the other guy didn't realize it was intended to be a romantic date until we were halfway through dinner. We had a good laugh, finished our meal, and then went to the movies; we're still friends to this day.

I guess I don't find the typical homophobe attractive enough to bother asking out.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#48 Jul 10, 2013
Horace wrote:
Any queer that grab s my ass is going to wake up in the emergency room - if he ever wakes up at all!
Oooh, what a tough guy.

So does that apply equally to any guy that grabs a woman's ass? Is she justified in shooting you dead on the spot??

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