The world ‘homosexuality’ is quite modern and created in thenineteenth century by a psychologist named K.M.
Benkert .This would make theterm around 200 year old . However, This works as old as Plato’s Symposiumthere are discussions of similar acts. The thoughts and acts were not the solepropriety of literature, sexual acts between a similar sex were delineated in storiesand fine art as well. Herek, Mays & Cochran Meyer (2003), statethat living in a heterosexist society inevitably poses problem and difficultiesto people with non-heterosexual orientations and Many LGB people faces social stigma,brutality, and discrimination or separation. Mihalik (1991), was defined Homophobia: Anyconviction system that supports negative myths and stereotypes about LGBpeople, or any of the assortments of negative attitudes that emerge from dreador aversion of homosexuality. Homophobes respond to LGP people as foes to be dreaded, hated, and activelyintroverted.Heterosexismis a belief system that values heterosexuality as predominant to and natural ashomosexuality.
It doesn’t recognize the reality of non-heterosexuals. It believesthat heterosexuality is normative and standardizing and thatnon-heterosexuality is degenerate and fundamentally less desirable.Heterosexists react to gay people as unfortunate and devalued individuals. Numerousin the scholarly community believe that advanced education prompts an expansionin tolerance towards people’s who are different.
There is some experimentalfinding to support this premise. however the effect of advanced education onrecognition of homosexuality has not been sufficiently investigated. Gays andlesbian in society confront many depressing attitudes. A telephonic survey done in 2006 onpublic attitudes towards homosexuals in Hong Kong. A sample of 5000 phonenumber was randomly drawn where 2068 respondents aged between 18 to 64 residingin Hong Kong were effectively and successfully contacted for telephoneinterview. As 28 of these respondents indicated that they didn’t known whathomosexuality is; only 2040 respondent were specified.
The reaction rate of thesurvey was 50.1 %.Internationalsocial survey conducted in the 1990 show that there are stark nationaldifferences in attitudes towards homosexuality.
Summaries collected by Widmeret al(1998) & Kelley (2001), show that people in the Netherlands are by farthe most accepting of homosexuality, with 66% of population consideringhomosexuality not wrong at all.