road.jpg Outing Riley, second film from Project Greenlight winner Pete Jones, showcases the “Chicago type” of gay. “I’ve always felt that gay characters in general have been depicted as kind of the flamboyant, funny person — the sidekick that everyone gets a laugh out of. And I thought, You know what? There’s a lot of gay guys out there — Chicago gay guys, as I like to call ’em — that are sports-talkin’, beer-drinkin’, wisecrackin’, quote-unquote regular guys. I hadn’t seen a depiction of that kind of character before, and I thought, OK, well, that’s the story I’m gonna tell.”

road.jpg Italian researchers discover that genes that determine homosexuality in gay men also make maternal females carrying the same genes more fertile. “Their findings show that female maternal relatives of gay men have more reproductive success than their counterparts who are related to heterosexuals.” Discovery offers explanation for the survival of the gay gene.

Posted October 13, 2004 at 4:26am ETC by Andy Towle
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