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Heterosexuals attitudes toward lesbians and gay men correlates and gender differences gregory m. Graduate center, city university of new york this paper discusses the basis for differences among heterosexuals in their reactions to gay people, with special emphasis on the issue of gender differences. Found that heterosexuals are more likely to report contact to the extent that they belong to demographic groups that (1) have more opportunities for contact (e. , heterosexuals living in urban settings) and (2) are perceived by gay men and lesbians as more accepting of gay people (e.). Third, heterosexuals attitudes toward bisexual men and women are compared to their attitudes toward gay men and lesbians. It was hypothesized that attitudes toward the two groups would be strongly correlated and would be characterized by gender differences similar to those documented previously for attitudes toward lesbians and gay men (kite.). The attitudes toward lesbians and gay men (atlg) scale is a brief measure of heterosexuals attitudes toward gay men and lesbians. The original scale consisted of 20 different statements, 10 about gay men (atg subscale) and 10 about lesbians (atl subscale), to which respondents indicated their level of agreement or disagreement. Heteronegativism? The attitudes of gay men and lesbians toward heterosexuals. Author information (1)department of psychology, san diego state university, ca, usa. Although many studies have been conducted on homophobia, little information exists about the attitudes of homosexuals toward heterosexuals. Black heterosexuals attitudes toward lesbians and gay men in the united states. several studies have examined the attitudes of heterosexuals towards lesbian and gay parenting, revealing mostly negative attitudes. Nonetheless, no research studies have examined these attitudes specifically among elderly adults. Two hundred eighty older heterosexuals adults ranged from 65 to 87 years old (women m 74.). in addition, heterosexual women were more likely to report knowing a lesbian than heterosexual men were to report knowing a gay man, and among respondents who reported knowing a gay man, women reported closer acquaintanceship than men did. The implications of these findings for changing antigay attitudes are discussed.