Past Event

Gregory M. Herek: Beyond "Homophobia" - Thinking More Clearly About Sexual Stigma and Prejudice

Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D.; Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis

The concept of homophobia – a word first coined in the 1960s – has played an important role in shifting society’s focus onto the problem of prejudice against people who aren’t heterosexual. But the word homophobia conveys a variety of assumptions that can actually limit our thinking. Drawing from social science research findings, including his own studies over the past 30 years, Herek will explain the value of looking beyond the usual conceptions of homophobia to develop a better understanding of stigma, discrimination and prejudice against sexual minorities, and to formulate effective strategies for changing attitudes.

August 18, 2014
Format

MLF: Science & Technology

Location: SF Club Office

Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program

Cost: $20 non-members, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)

Program Organizer: Chisako Ress and Rick Karnesky

Also know: This program is part of the 2014 Platforum series The LGBT Journey, sponsored by Ernst & Young.