Sometimes academic health research can look downright unhealthy, particularly if it is funded by the federal government. “The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded $126,000 over the past two years to a University of Washington study that established ‘web-based sex diaries’ for gay males as young as 16,” Matt Cover reported on CNS News today. “By the time the grants end in 2011, taxpayers will have spent more than $250,000 for the study.”
Now there’s something in short supply in the private sector—gay porn websites. It’s not like the gay community doesn’t provide full disclosure even without being stimulated by the feds.
Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.