A recent study which analyzed four separate experiments in the US and Germany, has provided empirical evidence that homophobia is a manifestation of repressed sexuality.
"Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves."
--Netta Weinstein of the University of Essex in England, the study's lead author.
This isn't the first scientific study to find a link between homophobia and repressed homosexuality, but in this age when anti-gay crusaders shamelessly spread their ugliness on TV on a regular basis, but it's nice to see further evidence of their pathology. Read all about it here. You can read about the 1996 University of Georgia study here.
The take-away for the closet cases? The best cover is an open mind. An outspoken homophobe might as well wrap up in a rainbow flag and call himself Mary, it's that obvious.