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Heterosexuals' attitudes toward lesbians and gay men: Correlates and gender differences
This paper discusses the basis for differences among heterosexuals in their reactions to gay people, with special emphasis on the issue of gender differences. Three studies conducted with students atExpand
The Psychology of Sexual Prejudice
Sexual prejudice refers to negative attitudes toward an individual because of her or his sexual orientation. In this article, the term is used to characterize heterosexuals' negative attitudes towardExpand
Heterosexuals' attitudes toward bisexual men and women in the United States
  • G. Herek
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of sex research
  • 1 November 2002
More negative attitudes toward bisexuals were associated with higher age, less education, lower annual income, residence in the South and rural areas, higher religiosity, political conservatism, traditional values concerning gender and sexual behavior, authoritarianism, and lack of contact with gay men or lesbians. Expand
Confronting Sexual Stigma and Prejudice: Theory and Practice
This article explores theoretical and applied questions that are relevant to social scientists' efforts to understand and confront sexual stigma. A framework is presented for conceptualizing suchExpand
Beyond “Homophobia”: Thinking about sexual prejudice and stigma in the twenty-first century
George Weinberg’s introduction of the term homophobia in the late 1960s challenged traditional thinking about homosexuality and helped focus society’s attention on the problem of antigay prejudiceExpand
Beyond "homophobia": a social psychological perspective on attitudes toward lesbians and gay men.
  • G. Herek
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of homosexuality
  • 1984
It is argued that a more complex view is needed of the psychology of positive and negative attitudes toward homosexual persons, and a model is proposed that distinguishes three types of attitudes according to the social psychological function they serve. Expand
AIDS and Stigma
AIDS stigma affects the well-being of PWAs and influences their personal choices about disclosing their serostatus to others, and may continue to have an impact as policies providing special protection to people with HIV face renewed scrutiny. Expand
Hate Crimes and Stigma-Related Experiences Among Sexual Minority Adults in the United States
  • G. Herek
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of interpersonal violence
  • 1 January 2009
Prevalence estimates of criminal victimization and related experiences based on the target's sexual orientation are reported and gay men were significantly more likely than lesbians or bisexuals to experience violence and property crimes. Expand
Internalized Stigma Among Sexual Minority Adults: Insights From a Social Psychological Perspective
This article describes a social psychological framework for understanding sexual stigma, and it reports data on sexual minority individuals' stigma-related experiences. The framework distinguishesExpand