Beyond “Homophobia”: Thinking about sexual prejudice and stigma in the twenty-first century

@article{Herek2004BeyondT,
  title={Beyond “Homophobia”: Thinking about sexual prejudice and stigma in the twenty-first century},
  author={G. Herek},
  journal={Sexuality Research & Social Policy},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={6-24}
}
  • G. Herek
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Sexuality Research & Social Policy
  • 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 prejudice and stigma. This paper briefly describes the history and impact of homophobia. The term’s limitations are discussed, including its underlying assumption that antigay prejudice is based mainly on fear and its inability to account for historical changes in how society regards homosexuality and… CONTINUE READING
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