But despite decades of progress, members of the LGBTQ community across the country are experiencing targeted acts of violence. While most hate crimes in the U. Of those crimes, a majority targeted gay men. At least 11 transgender people have been fatally shot or killed by other violent means in , according to the Human Rights Campaign. Recent media reports suggest that crimes against black transgender women, in particular, have spiked this year.
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Racism is a concern for many in the western lesbian , gay , bisexual and transgender LGBT communities, with members of racial, ethnic, and national minorities reporting having faced discrimination from other LGBT people. In the United States, ethnic minority LGBT individuals may find themselves in a double minority, in which they are neither fully accepted nor understood by mainly white LGBT communities, nor are they fully accepted by their own ethnic group. A report titled We're Family Too studied what it calls same-sex-attracted people from Arab backgrounds in Australia. The respondents were from both Christian and Muslim religious backgrounds. Many people in the Arab community spoke about ethnic stereotypes.
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Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian , gay , bisexual or transgender LGBT. Homophobia is observable in critical and hostile behavior such as discrimination and violence on the basis of sexual orientations that are non-heterosexual. Negative attitudes toward identifiable LGBT groups have similar yet specific names: lesbophobia is the intersection of homophobia and sexism directed against lesbians , gayphobia is the dislike or hatred of gay men , biphobia targets bisexuality and bisexual people, and transphobia targets transgender and transsexual people and gender variance or gender role nonconformity. Although sexual attitudes tracing back to Ancient Greece 8th to 6th centuries BC to the end of antiquity ca.
Homophobes should consider a little self-reflection, suggests a new study finding those individuals who are most hostile toward gays and hold strong anti-gay views may themselves have same-sex desires, albeit undercover ones. The prejudice of homophobia may also stem from authoritarian parents, particularly those with homophobic views as well, the researchers added. The research, published in the April issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, reveals the nuances of prejudices like homophobia , which can ultimately have dire consequences. Hidden homosexuality In four studies, the researchers looked at the discrepancies between what people say about their sexual orientation and their implicit sexual orientation based on a reaction-time test. The studies involved college students from Germany and the United States.