Here is a new resource that I learned about today. It will be useful for those persons who might want or need more information for themselves or others as we move toward a more inclusive church and society and end discrimination against some of our brothers and sisters...
BEYOND HOMOPHOBIA: A NEW BLOG ABOUT SCIENCE, POLICY AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION For Immediate ReleaseContact: Greg Herek firstname.lastname@example.org DAVIS, CA, September 27, 2006 --
Dr. Gregory Herek, one of the nation'sleading social science experts on sexual orientation, has launched a newblog that focuses on the intersections of science, policy, and sexuality."Beyond Homophobia" is located at http://www.beyondhomophobia.com/blog/.The blog's title reflects Dr. Herek's efforts to encourage a more nuanced understanding of prejudice against sexual minorities, moving beyond the conceptual and linguistic limitations of "homophobia."
Toward that end, blog entries will address sexual prejudice and its relationship to cultural events and public policy in a variety of ways. Critical summaries of new research studies will be posted, as will discussions of how social science research can inform efforts to fight prejudice and discrimination based on sexual orientation.All of the postings are intended to discuss research findings in a way that nonresearchers will find informative and useful.
Topics include: * Sexual Prejudice * Marriage Equality * Sexual Minority Families * Don't Ask, Don't Tell * Hate Crimes * HIV/AIDSDr. Herek is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Davis, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on prejudice, sexual orientation, and survey research methodology.
A leading expert on antigay prejudice, hate crimes, and AIDS-related stigma, he has published more than 80 scholarly papers on these and related topics. He has testified before Congress on antigay violence and on military personnel policy, and has assisted the American Psychological Association in preparing amicus briefs for numerous court cases related to sexual orientation including recent challenges to state marriage laws.