Gay men ‘as bad as women with maps’

That’s the headline of a story carried by the London Times about research that has been carried out by the University of East London that seems to show that gay men and women (both straight and lesbian) share the same strategies in map reading, and that these are different from those of straight men.

Personally, I think that the sub-editor responsible for this headline has an agenda. It’s a crap headline – we just use different strategies from straight men. Actually, reading the story, we (gay men) appear to adopt the best of both approaches, so far from being "as bad as", we are, in fact, better than straight men, straight women, and lesbians. So there!

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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