Gay Men Are More Happy and Other Research I Choose Not to Downplay

Since bad research by the likes of Mark Regnerus is being used to justify discrimination, I am going to put forward a list of research that I think we should use to guide public policy:

1) Gay men are happier than straight men:  http://www.nouvelles.umontreal.ca/udem-news/news/20130129-study-demonstrates-health-benefits-of-coming-out-of-the-closet.html

2) Gay people manage their money better than straight people: http://money.cnn.com/2012/12/06/pf/gay-money/index.html

3) LGB people are more likely to attend college than straight people: http://money.cnn.com/2012/12/06/pf/gay-money/index.html

4) And once in college the gay men get better grades than the straight men: http://www.psmag.com/culture-society/gay-men-on-campus-smart-studious-involved-3662/

5) Gay men make better fathers: http://www.thefreelibrary.com/GAY+MEN+MAKE+BETTER+FATHERS%3B+Fury+at+claims+they+are+more+nurturing.-a060853782

6) Gay men are better at recognizing faces: http://www.torontosun.com/life/2010/06/22/14475171.html

I don’t claim that all of these studies are completely accurate, but I also don’t argue that straight people should have their human rights curtailed based on this kind of information.

8 comments for “Gay Men Are More Happy and Other Research I Choose Not to Downplay

  1. EdwardJ
    February 9, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Love it! I’m sad you removed #7… :-)

    • Daniel Parkinson
      February 9, 2013 at 11:02 am

      It was a tough choice. Any other forum and I would would have left it…lol

      • EdwardJ
        February 9, 2013 at 11:11 am

        Fair enough. You and I know the truth. :-)

        • Jefferson
          February 11, 2013 at 8:54 am

          Ah, man! Now I’m curious! :P

  2. Debbie
    February 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Awesome information Daniel! Thanks for putting it together.

  3. Cary Crall
    February 10, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I’m personally fighting the stereotype created by #2. Take that research!

  4. Jefferson
    February 11, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Love it!

  5. Trev
    February 14, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Ha ha, yeah, I’m definitely not blessed with even an average ability to recognize faces…

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