Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D.

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Beyond "Homophobia"

Beyond Homophobia

Prof. Gregory Herek is an internationally recognized authority on sexual minority issues - including stigma, prejudice and violence based on sexual orientation - as well as HIV-related stigma. He has published more than 100 scholarly papers and 7 edited volumes on these and related topics, and has worked extensively to communicate scientific research findings in this area to legislators, policy makers, and the courts. He has served as an expert witness for numerous legal cases, including Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the successful challenge to California's Proposition 8. He also has assisted the American Psychological Association in preparing more than 20 amicus briefs, including one that was cited in the US Supreme Court's 2015 Obergefell opinion, which established the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry.

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