Hate Crimes and Stigma-Related Experiences Among Sexual Minority Adults in the United States

  title={Hate Crimes and Stigma-Related Experiences Among Sexual Minority Adults in the United States},
  author={Gregory M. Herek},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={54 - 74}
  • G. Herek
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Using survey responses collected via the Internet from a U.S. national probability sample of gay, lesbian, and bisexual adults (N = 662), this article reports prevalence estimates of criminal victimization and related experiences based on the target's sexual orientation. Approximately 20% of respondents reported having experienced a person or property crime based on their sexual orientation; about half had experienced verbal harassment, and more than 1 in 10 reported having experienced… 

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