In a pair of studies on the intimacy of interactions between over heterosexual women and their male conversation partners, researchers found that the women had friendlier, more open interactions with gay men who disclosed their sexual orientation compared to men who revealed that they were straight. Women often avoid intimately engaging with male acquaintances due to concerns that the man may misinterpret friendliness as flirtation or even sexual interest, said Eric M. Russell, a research associate at the University of Texas at Arlington. In the first study, heterosexual female college students completed an online survey in which they were asked to imagine sitting alone in a waiting room with either a straight or gay male stranger. On average, women reported feeling slightly more at ease after learning the man was straight, but significantly more comfortable when the man turned out to be gay. The student dyads, who were told they were participating in a study on how strangers convey information about different topics, were covertly filmed throughout three distinct interaction periods.
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As Sydney's gay community preens and pumps iron in the lead-up to the Mardi Gras parade, some are speaking out about the intensely appearance-focussed culture that accompanies the yearly pride festival. But just how important are looks to gay men searching for love? How much pressure is there to have the perfect 'parade body'? Credit: Janie Barrett.
Pride Month is officially here and that can only mean one thing: time to load up your reading list with stellar queer stories. Of course, you should be mixing gay books into your to-be-read pile no matter what time of year, but this month, as you celebrate Pride, queer books can be the perfect way to explore the breadth and diversity of the LGBTQ community. Fortunately for anybody looking for a great gay read, the book world is filled with a bevy of queer stories of all genres. Whether you're looking for a meditative poetry collection about queer identity and mental health, a deep dive into the New York City's ballroom culture in the '80s and '90s, a comic about a group scouts who find themselves plagued by supernatural creatures at camp, or a coming-of-age story about a shapeshifter who is navigating life and dating, there is a queer book out there for you. You've never read a coming-of-age story like this.
After I watched the date in question, I felt upset, frustrated, but also unsurprised. There are heartbreaking moments, like when both men confess to having been depressed because of repressing their sexuality for so long in their lives. Coming out as gay is often pictured as the ultimate act of queer defiance; but we cannot kid ourselves that it alone exempts us from the pressures of heteronormative society.