April 15, by E. An interesting study by Professor Richard Lippa of California State University examines the correlation of certain personality traits to both gender and sexuality. A highlight of some of the major findings:. Lesbian women were somewhat higher on openness and instrumentality than straight women were, and they were somewhat lower on neuroticism.
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Does wearing a silver ring on your right-hand ring finger mean you're gay? As it does if you are artsy, bookish and "alternative"? A few years back, if you were wearing these kinds of accessories, like rings and earrings, people would point the finger at you for being queer. These days, the description of the quintessential homo has changed to ambiguous at best and less labeled. Damaging stereotypes and generalizations of queers from the older days still linger on today. We gay people are a diverse and broad group of individuals, who come in all shapes and sizes and personalities and dress. When many people think about gay men, they automatically associate them with certain stereotypes and generalizations, such as feminine behavior or a certain type of clothing.
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Don't expect " Arrow " and " The Flash " to be standoffish with each other this coming season. Not only will Felicity Smoak Emily Bett Rickards of "Arrow" appear on the fourth episode of the first season of "The Flash," but the eighth episodes of both CW shows will make up a "mega-crossover event," in the words of executive producer Greg Berlanti. As "The Flash" revs up its engines, there will be "a few mini ones along the way," and then Felicity will be a major presence in Episode 4.
The stereotypes are conventional, formulaic generalizations , opinions, or images based on the sexual orientations or gender identities of LGBT people. Stereotypical perceptions may be acquired through interactions with parents, teachers, peers and mass media ,  or, more generally, through a lack of firsthand familiarity, resulting in an increased reliance on generalizations. Negative stereotypes are often associated with homophobia , lesbophobia , biphobia , or transphobia. While LGBT people are associated with irreligiousness, the Human Rights Campaign promotes the idea that an individual can be gay and religious. Many Protestants have opened their doors and the United Church of Christ has ordained gay ministers since