Today In "The Duh Files" – Study Shows Gay Men Are Skinnier Than Straight Men

The American Journal of Public Health have waved their PhDs in a Z formation and declared it true. They studied 67,000 people in Maxachusetts and found that 14% of gay men were obese, whereas 21% of straight men fit the same shameful description.  What could possibly be the reason for this? Well, jerky asshole men, naturally:

“People in sexual relationships with men – heterosexual women and gay men – get more pressure to look thin and to otherwise conform to attractiveness norms than do people in sexual relationships with women – lesbians and heterosexual men,” [Esther Rothblum, a professor of women’s studies at San Diego State University] said”

Ah, fuckin’ men, man. Right? Ah well, nothing feels as gender equal as skinny feels. Or something. A more troubling data point to come out of the study? Gay men are more likely to be smokers. OF WHAT?


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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