Saturday, August 21, 2010

Assessing Internalized Sexual Stigma ("Internalized Homophobia") in Sexual Minority Adults - by Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D.

Among lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals, internalized sexual stigma (also called internalized homophobia) refers to the personal acceptance and endorsement of sexual stigma as part of the individual's value system and self-concept. It is the counterpart to sexual prejudice among heterosexuals (Herek, Gillis, & Cogan, 2009).
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