The National Science Foundation spent $30,000 to fund a study done by the University of Washington and Cornell University’s to measure “gaydar” – the ability of people to identify sexual orientation merely by appearance. The researchers confirmed that “gaydar” exists, writing that participants were about 60% accurate when attempting to identify sexual orientatioby appearance. Compare these results to an ongoing “gaydar” survey here
If “gaydar” is real, is it still racist to suspect Hussein is gay? Is it homophobic to give pause to one’s “gadar”?
Who really gives a flying filafa about someone’s sexual preferences? It becomes a concern, though, if someone wants it hidden and thus, leaves
themselves the country open to blackmail.