Pride and prejudice: public attitudes toward homosexuality

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): B.Roberts, V.Reddy
KEYWORDS: HOMOSEXUALITY, PUBLIC ATTITUDE, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR, SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEY
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 5607

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Abstract

South Africa is characterised by the co-existence of progressive legislation upholding the rights of lesbians and gay men, and discrimination and violent hate crimes perpetrated against them. By analysing attitudes to homosexual behaviour over the last five years, derived from the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS), the authors provide evidence on the changing direction and intensity of sexual prejudice in the country.