A classroom demonstration using visual media was designed as a means for decreasing homophobia. Slides and video scenarios showed that gay,/lesbian/bisexual characters are most often depicted as stereotyped, suicidal, or pathological. Homophobia and empathy for homosexuals were measured at the beginning and end of the term. Results showed a significant decrease in homophobia and a significant increase in empathy among students exposed to the demonstration. Analogous changes in attitudes toward homosexuals were not found among students not exposed to the demonstration.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Sex Education and Therapy|
|State||Published - 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychology (miscellaneous)
- Psychiatry and Mental health