Hate crimes are criminal actions intended to harm or intimidate people because of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or other minority group status. They are also referred to as bias crimes.
Sexual Orientations: Science, Educator, and Policy
This site features work by Dr. Gregory Herek, an internationally recognized authority on sexual prejudice (also called homophobia), hate crimes, and AIDS stigma. It provides factual information to promote the use of scientific knowledge for education and enlightened public policy related to sexual orientation and HIV/AIDS.
Read more - http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/index.html
Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8686 USA