Are lesbians more accepted by society than are gay men?

Resources used to support "no."

Discrimination, hate crimes, and general prejudicial attitudes against homosexuals are prevalent in our society. It seem as though society may be more accepting of lesbians than they are of gay males, but there is no evidence for this assumption. In fact, there is evidence that lesbians are discriminated against by the American public just as are gay men. For example, lesbians receive less health care than heterosexual women, presumably due to the biased attitudes of physicians toward homosexual. These women often feel degraded and looked down upon by the people that they should be trusting the most - their own physicians. [Kimberly Spitz]


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