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Comparison of Male and Female Homosexuals and Heterosexuals on the Masculinity/Femininity Scale of the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Inventory

Description: In the present study it was hypothesized that male homosexuals would score significantly higher on the Masculinity/ Femininity scale of the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Inventory than would heterosexual men and that female homosexuals would score significantly higher on the Masculinity/ Femininity scale of the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Inventory than would heterosexual females.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Pugh, Robert E.
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Dangerous, Desperate, and Homosexual: Cinematic Representations of the Male Prostitute as Fallen Angels

Description: The purpose of this study is to frame the cinematic male prostitute as a "fallen angel" to demonstrate that the evolution of the cinematic hustler has paralleled historicized ideological definitions of male homosexuality. Because cultural understandings of male homosexuality frequently reflect Judeo-Christian ideological significations of sin and corruption, the term "fallen angel" is utilized to describe the hustler as a figure who has also succumbed to sin due to his sexual involvement with other men. This study constructs an epochal analysis of eight films that explores the confluence of the social understanding of homosexuality with the cinematic image of the hustler from the mid 1960s through the present. In doing so, this study shows that the image of the cinematic hustler is intricately tied to the image of the male homosexual in material cultures and eras that produce them. A filmography is included.
Date: May 2008
Creator: Lay, John Phillip
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Medical Aspects of Homosexuality

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes a discussion of sexually-transmitted diseases, AIDS, and related topics as well as the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1985
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Item Type: Pamphlet
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What Homosexuals Do (It's More Than Merely Disgusting)

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes a discussion of gay sex, AIDS, and related topics as well as the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1985
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Item Type: Pamphlet
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The Homosexual Plague

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Christian Voice Foundation containing statistics and anti-homosexual statements, with references and Bible verses. It includes topic headings for Gay Disease -- Gay Death, Gay Politics -- Gay Power, Gay Pride - Gay Pity, and Gay Surrender.
Date: 1983
Creator: Allen, Ray
Item Type: Pamphlet
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Homosexuality: Everybody's Problem

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes a discussion the "homosexual threat" to public health, to children, and to good social order, as well as the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1985
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Item Type: Pamphlet
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What Causes Homosexuality and Can It Be Cured?

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes sections titled "What causes Homosexuality" and "Can Homosexuality Be Cured?" as well as the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1984
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Item Type: Pamphlet
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[Press Release: Report on Homosexuality as a Social Issue]

Description: News release issued by the American Psychological Association, endorsing the findings of the task force report, Homosexuality as a Social Issue. It outlines the findings of the study in 11 separate points with 8 social/environmental conditions affecting gay persons, and it also provides background on the study and the task force. The findings of the report support the notion that homosexuality is not a detrimental factor to society.
Date: August 28, 1981
Creator: Paul, William
Item Type: Text
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The Psychology of Homosexuality

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1984
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Item Type: Pamphlet
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Child Molestation and Homosexuality

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes headings titled "Do Homosexuals Molest the Underage?" and "Do Homosexual Teachers Betray Their Pupils?" as well as the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1985
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Item Type: Pamphlet
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The Gay Plague: Homosexuality and Disease

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Alert Citizens of Texas opposing homosexuality with the headings: Gay Sex, Gay Disease, AIDS, Gay Sociology, Gay Psychology, The Gay Game Plan, Gay Legal Victories, Get Involved, and References. The text includes statistics and statements on each of the topics.
Date: 1983
Creator: Alert Citizens of Texas
Item Type: Pamphlet
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Criminality, Social Disruption and Homosexuality

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality opposing homosexuality. It contains statements and statistics related to homosexuality on a variety of topics.
Date: 1985
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Item Type: Pamphlet
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Knowledge and attitudes of preservice teachers towards students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered.

Description: The study used a survey design to ascertain the levels of knowledge and attitudes of special education and non-special education preservice and inservice teachers towards students with different sexual orientations. The results of this study are based on 408 responses from preservice and inservice teachers enrolled at seven institutions of higher education within North Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia offering teacher training programs in regular and/or special education. Two previously developed instruments were used to measure dependent variables in this study. Koch's modified version of The Knowledge about Homosexuality Questionnaire developep by Harris, Nightengale & Owen was used to measure the dependent variable of the preservice and inservice teacher's knowledge about homosexuality. Herek's Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men (ATLG) measured the dependent variable of attitudes towards homosexuals. The study found no significant differences reported mean scores for knowledge or attitude of homosexuality among the teacher groups surveyed: (a) special education preservice teachers, (b) non-special education preservice teachers, (c) special education inservice teachers, and (d) non-special education inservice teachers. Neither gender nor age were found to be factors in measures of knowledge or attitude of preservice or inservice teachers. Receiving prior instruction in serving the needs of GLBT students, or with a focus GLBT issues, contributed to higher levels of knowledge and more positive attitudes. This research identified current levels of knowledge and attitudes of preservice and inservice teachers towards GLBT youth, and this information may help outline areas of possible changes necessary in teacher preparation programs, research, and policy.
Date: December 2003
Creator: Morgan, Daniel J.
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"According to Their Wills and Pleasures": The Sexual Stereotyping of Mormon Men in American Film and Television

Description: This thesis examines the representation of Mormon men in American film and television, with particular regard for sexual identity and the cultural association of Mormonism with sexuality. The history of Mormonism's unique marital practices and doctrinal approaches to gender and sexuality have developed three common stereotypes for Mormon male characters: the purposeful heterosexual, the monstrous polygamist, and the self-destructive homosexual. Depending upon the sexual stereotype in the narrative, the Mormon Church can function as a proponent for nineteenth-century views of sexuality, a symbol for society's repressed sexuality, or a metaphor for the oppressive effects of performing gender and sexuality according to ideological constraints. These ideas are presented in Mormon films such as Saturday's Warrior (1989) as well as mainstream films such as A Mormon Maid (1917) and Advise and Consent (1962).
Date: May 2009
Creator: Sutton, Travis
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College Student Identity and Attitudes Toward Gays and Lesbians

Description: This study investigates the relationship between an individual's attitude toward gay men and lesbians and their identity development. The sample included 440 undergraduates from a university in the northeast Texas area. Many, if not all, of the factors that are associated with negative attitudes toward gays and lesbians (i.e., restrictive gender-role attitudes, high levels of authoritarianism, perceptions of negative attitudes toward homosexuals within their peer group, little or no contact with homosexuals, and conservative religious ideologies) have a logical relation to identity development. Furthermore, the various functions that attitudes toward gays and lesbians can serve (e.g., value-expression, group membership) were hypothesized to be especially attractive for persons in specific identity statuses. Thus, the case was made that identity development may be a valuable framework in which to understand attitudes toward gays and lesbians. In the current study, attitudes toward gays and lesbians were related to identity development, though the relationship is complex. When comparing persons who were higher and lower on absolutism, attitude toward gays and lesbians were most similar in achieved identity groups, while those who were foreclosed were the most disparate. In the interaction between identity, absolutism and gender role stereotyping, some groups utilized their attitude to express values more than other groups. Clinical implications as well as limitations of the study are discussed.
Date: August 2003
Creator: Tureau, Zachary L.
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Wine & Beer

Description: Wine & Beer tells the story of childhood friends Brian and Vic who, after spending some time apart, deal with the tensions of sexual orientation after they attempt to renew their friendship. At the beginning it seems that Vic's sexuality will not be a problem, but after the two friends hang out in a local bar, Brian realizes his hometown is not as tolerant as he is. The couple is faced with family and social concerns, which goes from the argumentative to the violent. As the main characters try to mingle with the conservative town, they soon find themselves looked upon by a small town resistant to change. This 35-minute film explores homophobia and violence in small town USA.
Date: December 2005
Creator: Maysonet, Joel R.
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Development of a Discouragement Scale for Adults with Normative Data for Gay Males

Description: According to Alfred Adler, founder of Individual Psychology, a feeling of inferiority is in some degree common to all people. People who are unable to overcome these inferiority feelings by striving for cooperation may become discouraged. Although there are three scales to measure social interest, no scales measuring discouragement for adults was found. Additionally, Adler held basic assumptions regarding homosexuality, and the findings suggest that the assumptions should be reexamined. The purpose of this study was twofold. First, three University of North Texas candidates developed a discouragement scale for adults 18 years of age and older, known as the Discouragement Scale for Adults (DSA). Discouragement was examined relative to the five life tasks. Second, this candidate normed the instrument for the scores of gay male subjects and compared it to the scores of the other subject groups. Since the emphasis was on developing the instrument and norming it for various subject groups, no hypothesis was developed. Data was collected on three subject groups, known as the general norm subjects, the discouraged subjects, and the gay male subjects. Analyses were performed on the scores. Among the analyses, it was found that gay male subjects were slightly more discouraged than the general norm subjects, and the discouraged subjects were far greater discouraged than the other two subject groups. Initial reliability and validity was found to be high, offering support that the DSA is a reliable and valid instrument. The recommendations for further research include cultural and gender studies, predicting behavior, counseling intervention, and exploring the relationship between discouragement and stressors, such as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Date: December 1996
Creator: Chernin, Jeffrey N.
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Bias in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Gay Males

Description: The purpose of this study was to explore heterosexual bias in the diagnosis and treatment of gay males. Two hundred-fifty (134 males and 116 females) mental health professionals from the Division of Psychotherapy (29) of the American Psychological Association participated in the study. Participants were randomly assigned to one of two case history conditions, which presented a 35-year-old male seeking therapy. Both conditions were equivalent with regards to the presenting problem (i.e., diagnostic symptoms) with the exception of his significant other (i.e., gay vs. non-gay condition). Potential bias was measured through a diagnostic rating Likert scale and a treatment plan questionnaire. Other independent variables that could potentially have an effect on diagnostic ratings were explored, such as gender, year of graduation, and theoretical orientation of the respondents. Results of the statistical analyses failed to confirm evidence of heterosexual bias. Implications for further research and training are discussed.
Date: December 1996
Creator: Adams, Pamela (Pamela Ann)
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Stigma and Attributions of Blame toward Persons with AIDS (PWAs)

Description: A sample of 227 undergraduate students was administered pre-intervention paper-and-pencil questionnaires to assess homophobia, fear of AIDS contagion, symbolic representations of AIDS and homosexuality, and specific personality attributes including authoritarianism, religiosity, and conservatism. Participants then read one of eight intervention vignettes about an ill person; these vignettes varied by sexual orientation of the patient, disease (AIDS versus lung cancer), and mode of transmission (in the AIDS conditions). Participants then completed post-intervention measures assessing the degree to which the ill person in the vignette was responsible and to blame for his illness, the level of stigma toward him, and concerns about social interactions with him. Results indicate the following: a) Attributions of personal responsibility are primarily a function of mode of illness transmission; b) fear of AIDS contagion is predictive of stigma and social avoidance of PWAs; and c) AIDS-related stigma and attributions of blame are largely a function of symbolic associations between homosexuality and IV drug abuse (which were previously stigmatized) and AIDS.
Date: August 1996
Creator: Henschel, Peter W. (Peter William)
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The Prediction of Homophobic Attitudes among College Students

Description: A review of the literature on homophobia indicates that negative attitudes toward homosexuals and homosexuality have been empirically related to numerous socio-demographic and attitudinal variables. Research to this date has focused on the relationship between individual variables and homophobia rather than examining multiple variables simultaneously. The purpose of the present investigation was to identify the factors which are predictive of homophobia. One hundred and ninety-four female and 115 male participants completed a biographical information questionnaire requesting socio-demographic information, self-proclaimed religiosity, frequency of church attendance, self-proclaimed political orientation, and political party identification. Participants also completed measures of attitudes toward male homosexuality, attitudes toward lesbianism, attitudes toward women, authoritarianism, sex anxiety, sexual attitudes, and socio-economic status. Statistical treatment of the data through principal components analysis indicated that homophobic attitudes are best predicted by a factor identified as "conservatism". Other factors were identified which predicted homophobia to a lesser extent. Male participant gender was determined to predict homophobia toward male homosexuals, but gender was not found to predict homophobic attitudes toward lesbians.
Date: August 1989
Creator: Schatman, Michael E. (Michael Edward)
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