Study: ‘Born this way’ belief does little to reduce homophobia


Darren Wee | Gay Star News | February 11, 2016

The ‘born this way’ belief does little to reduce homophobia, a new study claims.

Researchers at the University of Tennessee and the University of Missouri are challenging the widely held belief those who think people born gay are less homophobic.

The study –recently published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology – surveyed two groups of college students, most of who believed sexual orientation is inborn and unchangeable.

Many of those who believed gay men are ‘born that way’ also believed they are ‘all the same and act the same way’ – and they were more likely to hold prejudicial attitudes.

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