It appears “gayface” is a legitimate scientific concept.
Previous studies have shown that homosexual men differ from heterosexual men in several somatic traits and lay people accurately attribute sexual orientation based on facial images. Thus, we may predict that morphological differences between faces of homosexual and heterosexual individuals can cue to sexual orientation. The main aim of this study was to test for possible differences in facial shape between heterosexual and homosexual men. Further, we tested whether self-reported sexual orientation correlated with sexual orientation and masculinity-femininity attributed from facial images by independent raters. In Study 1, we used geometric morphometrics to test for differences in facial shape between homosexual and heterosexual men. The analysis revealed significant shape differences in faces of heterosexual and homosexual men. Homosexual men showed relatively wider and shorter faces, smaller and shorter noses, and rather massive and more rounded jaws, resulting in a mosaic of both feminine and masculine features.
If substantiated by further research, this would tend to suggest that homosexual orientation is not only a physical abnormality, but is at least potentially fixable with either genotherapy or prenatal treatment. And just as there are far fewer children with Downs Syndrome than there were prior to prenatal tests, it’s not hard to imagine that there will be even fewer homosexuals once the condition is more fully understood by medical science.
This, of course, would provoke the mother of all activist storms in the West. But that may not be particularly relevant, as in the East, it will be adopted as a matter of course.