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The former were thought of as effeminate not just because they took the receptive role in anal sex, but because they were also feminine in dress and manner.Both give credence to the idea that gays exists outside of our culture.In other words, people can pick up on non-sexual cues like movement, speech, and appearance to correctly assess whether someone is gay or not.These differences are not just superficial mannerisms either, but are deep inside the brain.
Science, though, is late to linking sexuality with gender expression.
The response betrayed a feminine self-identity: "Ew, I'd feel like a lesbian." This explains the gay obsession with divas like Britney Spears, Cher, Madonna, and the like.
Gay men identify with struggling women who overcome the odds because they often see themselves in a similar light.
Simon Le Vay's research has found that the size of INAH3 in gay men mirrors that of women, while straight men's are considerably larger than both.
Gay men perform worse than straight men at certain visuospatial tasks like mental rotation and targeting while women and gay men use the same navigational strategies of nearby-landmarks.
One exception to the lack of interest in the details of what exactly gays are born with was a 60 Minutes piece in 2006 on the "Science Of Sexual Orientation." Intrepid reporter Leslie Stahl profiled two sets of identical twins to illustrate the overlap of sexual orientation and gendered traits. But why is Leslie Stahl bothering small children whose gender and interests don't conform to societal expectations?