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2006 | 24 | 2 | 235-260
Article title

Stereotypes and homosexuality in the light of a qualitative study

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HU
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Homosexuality was present throughout history: there were times when it was disapproved and condemned; next it was defined as a disease and later, as a norm-breaking act. Nowadays in a number of countries it is a lifestyle based on free choice. Homosexuality is being surrounded by stereotypes even today, which may be ascribable to the fact that characteristics of homosexual people are hard to detect due to their hidden nature. The main goal of the present study has been to map the opinions of homosexuals of themselves and opinions of heterosexuals of the homosexuals. The opinions are interpreted in the light of the most common stereotypes. Structured interviews were made with 11 heterosexual and 10 homosexual subjects. Results show that the delinquency and disease discourses, apart from a few exceptions, are not part of the stereotypes. As it has been detected, stereotypes have a reality base, in addition, in many cases stereotypes are accepted by the homosexuals themselves.
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24
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2
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235-260
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ARTICLE
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  • J. Palmai, no address given, contact the joiurnal editor
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07HUAAAA02976069
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bwmeta1.element.487b2c49-604f-3405-9b04-d45f9d706db2
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