Related NBC OUT 'The L Word: Generation Q' boss reflects on Season 1's lesbian drama Arhentina Laura Bettinsoli, the study's lead author, said she and her colleagues were surprised "at the consistency of the relationship between gender norm endorsement and sexual prejudice. Global snapshot The study also shed light on some contours of global homophobia.
Sexual minorities face pervasive discrimination and hostility globally, with same-sex sexual activity still illegal in approximately 70 countries. In the United States, men argnetina are anti-gays largely direct their prejudice toward gay men, while women who are anti-gays direct their prejudice more equally toward gay men and gay women, the study found.
OUT News Lesbians more accepted than gay men around the world, study finds The study explored attitudes toward nonheterosexual men and women in 23 countries and found "gay men are disliked more than lesbian[s]" in every country. Study shines light on 'queer' identities. In conclusion, the study's authors underscored the "important phenomenon" uncovered in their report regarding the differing views of gender norms in the East and the West and how they relate to views on sexuality.
Indeed, in countries including China and India, the survey found that strong gender norms are actually associated with greater tolerance of homosexuality — that is, people with the strongest beliefs in how men and women should malw were more likely to tolerate homosexuality, the opposite of the West, including the Americas and Western Europe.