Hello everyone, I found this interesting article while browsing around today: Study Reveals Homophobic Men Are, In Fact, More Likely To Be Gay Do you think people who are homophobic are being homophobic as a defence mechanism to repress or "shield away" their own same sex attractions? We live in a society where there are gender roles that people are supposed to follow and we are taught that we are wrong for not conforming to said gender role. Obviously being gay or having an attraction towards the same sex goes against our socially constructed gender roles. We also know that sexuality isn't black and white and very few people are really 100% straight or gay and can appreciate the beauty of both genders at the very least. My question is do you think some of the homophobia in the world is actually based off people being afraid of liking the same sex or because they have repressed homosexual desires? I know much of homophobia is also stemmed from religion and hate in general is learned, but what are your thoughts on this?