Heterosexual Identity and Heterosexism

@article{Simoni2001HeterosexualIA,
  title={Heterosexual Identity and Heterosexism},
  author={Jane M. Simoni and Karina L. Walters},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  year={2001},
  volume={41},
  pages={157 - 172}
}
Abstract We propose that heterosexuals' attitudes toward their own heterosexual identity evolve in a manner similar to the development of racial identity attitudes among Whites -another dominant group with privileged social status. A more developed heterosexual identity, we hypothesized, would be associated with diminished levels of negative attitudes toward non-heterosexuals. To test our hypotheses, we administered to 154 heterosexual students Herek's (1988) Attitudes Toward Gays and Lesbians… Expand
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