Gilles Vandenoostende

Hi, I'm Gilles Vandenoostende - designer, illustrator and digital busybody with a love of language, based in Ghent, Belgium.

Is some homophobia self-phobia?

If you’ve always suspected that the biggest homophobes are actually very much in the closet themselves, then good news! Science says you’re probably right.

“Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves,” explains Netta Weinstein, a lecturer at the University of Essex and the study’s lead author.

Puts people like mr. Rick Santorum in a whole different light, now doesn’t it?

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