David France wrote "The Science of Gaydar" in the 6/25/07 New York magazine. It talks about the research in physical differences between gay and straight people. Basically, men’s differences are more easily measurable. Gay men are more likely to have counterclockwise hair whorls in the back of their heads; to be the 2nd, 3rd, or later-born son; to have longer index fingers than ring fingers (opposite for lesbians); to be left-handed or ambidextrous; and to have a smaller INAH3 cell cluster in their hippocampi. Lesbians, are statistically more likely to have longer arms and legs, longer ring than index fingers, and larger INAH# cell clusters than straight women. In our n of 2 at my house, my husband has almost all the observable "gay" differences and is hopelessly heterosexual. He can’t understand why anyone, including women, would be attracted to men. I’ve always thought everyone is cute and I have all the observable lesbian characteristics. (We haven’t figured out a way to measure our hippocampi, while we’re still alive.) We think that between us, there is a butch man and a femmy, artistic woman, unevenly distributed. To read the article click on the link: http://nymag.com/news/features/33520/
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