And that’s what makes Fort Worth such a great city for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people — whether you were born around here, came here by choice or were forced to come because of a job or other reason.
Fort Worth’s gay community rarely speaks with one voice, leaving room for everyone in the discussion.
"The psychology of gay-straight friendships is not only a new and exciting area of exploration for not just researchers but also for pro-LGBT organizations and businesses," Russell concluded.
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Gay Fort Worth isn’t just about one group of people or a ghetto-like gay neighborhood.
Gay Fort Worth is about the whole city and all the smaller towns that surround it.
Each area of the city seems to offer something different.
This is a city that features diversity of all sort.
It is also a beautiful city built along an easily accessible and lush river.
Because gay-straight relationships/friendships are becoming more common as more young gay men and women are coming out, it is more important than ever for individuals (gay and straight) to learn from one another and build acceptance. My research interests include close friendships (particularly between gay and straight individuals), mate attraction, mating strategies, evolutionary psychology, and personality psychology. Women interact more comfortably and intimately with gay men—but not straight men—after learning their sexual orientation.
Specifically, I have pioneered a program of psychological research investigating the unique dynamics of gay-straight friendships.