The more I think about this, the more I think it’s probably true but also backwards . . . it’s not that gay men can’t read maps, it’s that the brain structure that results in gayness isn’t the same one that makes map-reading easy. Many cultures have viewed homosexuality as an indication of a different spiritual path, which suggests a different way of thinking. Perhaps maps is simply the most obvious form we see these days.
UK study shows Gay men have trouble reading maps