Among the questions considered are whether AIDS attitudes are unidimensional or consist of multiple domains; whether AIDS attitudes in different domains have the same social psychological antecedents; whether these relationships are similar among different demographic groups; what psychological functions are served by AIDS attitudes; and how antigay prejudice combines with other factors to affect public reactions to AIDS.
Stigma, social risk, and health policy: Public attitudes toward HIV surveillance policies and the social construction of illness. Heterosexuals will be less likely to define the world entirely in heterosexual terms when they are aware of gay significant others.
Moreover, men's attitudes toward lesbians are susceptible to situational manipulations.
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Current Directions in Psychological Science, 9 1 Minority stress and mental health in gay men, Psychological perspectives on lesbian, gay, and bisexual experiences. In that group, levels of stigma diminished somewhat to the extent that respondents reported having been strongly influenced by Johnson's announcement.
Although they show increasing willingness to extend basic civil liberties to gay men and lesbians, most heterosexual Americans continue to condemn homosexuality on moral grounds and to reject or feel uncomfortable about gay people personally.
Conceptual Frameworks In understanding the health of LGBT populations, multiple frameworks can be used to examine how multiple identities and structural arrangements intersect to influence health care access, health status, and health outcomes. Gay and lesbian hate crime survivors manifested significantly more fear of crime, greater perceived vulnerability, less belief in the benevolence of people, lower sense of mastery, and more attributions of their personal setbacks to sexual prejudice than did nonbias crime victims and nonvictims.
Overall, respondents expressing negative attitudes endorsed more traditional gender attitudes than respondents with positive attitudes, tended to be older and less educated, had more children, were more likely to belong to a fundamentalist religious denomination and to attend religious services frequently, were more conservative politically, and were less likely to have personal contact with gay people.
The importance of better understanding the mental health consequences of self- and felt stigma is discussed. The transgender population is diverse in gender identity, expression, and sexual orientation. Herek, G.