I came across this interesting study in a post by The Atlantic on a link between homophobia and supressed homosexual feelings.
I’ve always had a suspicion that those who preach the loudest against homosexuality (both religious and non-religious) in fact had same-sex attraction issues. This may not always be the case, but this study seems to validate that conclusion.
“The fear, anxiety, and aversion that some seemingly heterosexual people hold toward gays and lesbians can grow out of their own repressed same-sex desires, says co-author Richard Ryan in a statement. “In many cases these are people who are at war with themselves and they are turning this internal conflict outward.”
Read the summary of this study here.