Prejudice against lesbians and gay men remains widespread in US society, although the public appears to be increasingly opposed to discrimination based on sexual orientation. The links on Dr. Herek’s website provide a brief introduction to sexual prejudice, the phenomenon that is often labeled homophobia or heterosexism.
What is sexual prejudice?
What is homophobia?
What is heterosexism?
Read more - Sexual Prejudice - Understanding Homophobia and Heterosexism - by Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D.
Gregory M. Herek is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Davis (UCD). He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from UCD in 1983, then was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. He subsequently served as a faculty member at Yale and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York before returning to UCD, first as a research psychologist and later as a tenured professor. Read more
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