Is society less biased toward lesbians than toward gay males?

Resources used to support "no."

It seems as though much of society accepts lesbian culture more than the culture of gay males. Discrimination, hate crimes, and general prejudicial attitudes do not support this assumption, however. Lesbians are generally discriminated against in the eyes of the American public. For example, studies have shown that lesbians receives less health care than do heterosexual women, presumably due to the biased attitudes of physicians. These women report feeling degraded and looked down upon by the very people that they should be trusting the most. This and other examples show that our society is not any more accepting of lesbians than it is of gay men. [Kimberly Spitz.]


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