Geren, 40, said, adding that the comments come from gay as well as straight men. A few years ago, Meghan Daum, an op-ed contributor to The Los Angeles Times, wrote about a promising first date with a man that never led to a second one because, she later learned, the guy saw that she drove a Subaru Outback station wagon and concluded she must be a lesbian. And when Joe LaMuraglia, the founder of Gaywheels. LaMuraglia said. Cars are no more straight or gay than cellphones, office chairs or weed whackers. Indeed, the extravagant displays of muscle car machismo and sensuous, high-design femininity on display this week at the New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center would seem to cry out for deconstruction along gender- and sexual-identity lines.
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Everyone knows the Subaru is, apart from the U-Haul, the ultimate dyke mobile. How did this stereotype come to be? Subaru sales had been slumping in the early 90s, as they competed against and fell shortof biggerr import brands.
That was the question faced by Subaru of America executives in the s. Rather than fight larger car companies over the same demographic of white, to year-olds living in the suburbs, executives decided to market their cars to niche groups—such as outdoorsy types who liked that Subarus could handle dirt roads. Then they discovered a fifth: lesbians.