Perception of Sexual Minorities Among Contemporary University Students

Abstract: Although the topic of sexual orientation and homosexuality is no longer considered taboo and the social status of LGBT individuals has improved significantly in the last few decades, prejudice, intolerance and homophobia are still deeply rooted in parts of our society. The aim of the empirical research conducted at a specific college was to analyse students´ attitudes towards sexual minorities. The data were gathered using an anonymous online questionnaire in February 2016. In total, 350 respondents participated in the questionnaire survey. The research results indicate that the attitudes of college students towards homosexuals and lesbians is very liberal. However, the issue of sexual minorities remains a topical one. This preliminary research study should be followed up by other empirical studies.


Authors: Dana Gálová, Jan Gregor, Libuše Turinská
Keywords: different sexual orientation, homosexuality, minority, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT)
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
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