Gregory M. Herek

News and Mass Media

Dr. Herek's research has often been cited in electronic and print media, and he has frequently been asked to explain scientific research relevant to current news about sexual orientation or AIDS. Here is a partial list of opinion pieces and news articles and features in which he was quoted or his research was discussed.


Op-Ed Pieces

  "A Shift From `Don't Ask' To Heterosexual Exception." San Francisco Chronicle, March 6, 2000.

""The "Us" and "Them" of Murder." Los Angeles Times, October 16, 1998.


National Print Stories

  "Wave of Laws Aimed at People With H.I.V." New York Times, September 25, 1998.

"Can gays convert?" Newsweek, August 17, 1998.

"Misinformation on AIDS spread persists, poll says." Dallas Morning News, July 2, 1998.

"Queer and loathing." Spin, June, 1996.

"Shameless homophobia and the 'Jenny Jones' murder." The New York Times, March 19, 1995.

"Pride and prejudice," Time, June 27, 1994.

"A resistance to reason: Why do so many people -- even some doctors -- have an irrational fear of AIDS patients?" Newsweek, November 29, 1993.

"Homoeroticism in the ranks." Newsweek, July 26, 1993.

"How comfortable are you with homosexuality?" Glamour, February, 1993.

"Gay parents called no disadvantage." The New York Times, December 2, 1992.

"Studies discover clues to the roots of homophobia." The New York Times, July 10, 1990.


Local and Regional Print Stories


"The 'faggot' factor." The Village Voice, May 5, 1999.

"Long arm of hatred." Los Angeles Times, November 6, 1998.

"Survey: Alarming rate of anti-gay violence" San Francisco Examiner, August 16, 1998.

"Many wary, still, of those with AIDS: Misconceptions persist, UC Davis study finds." Sacramento (CA) Bee, June 23, 1998. Related story in the Davis Enterprise, June 23, 1998.

"In the minds of murderers: Arthur Dong's chilling commentary examines men who kill gays." San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle (Datebook section), April 6, 1997.

"Hate-crimes study offers rare look at capital gays." Sacramento (CA) Bee, September 25, 1996.

"Hate crimes against homosexuals underreported, advocates say." Austin (TX) American-Statesman, October 19, 1995.

"Gay acceptance tied to familiarity." The Davis (CA) Enterprise, October 7, 1993.

"Gays should serve in military, UCD researcher tells Congress." The Davis (CA) Enterprise, May 7, 1993.

"Fear of AIDS is still widespread." Oakland Tribune, April 12, 1993.

"Scared straights: Why do gays bring out such hatred?" Detroit Free Press, February 7, 1993.

"Difference in gays' brain cells found." San Jose (CA) Mercury News, August 30, 1991.

"Military's arguments to bar gays assailed." San Francisco Chronicle, August 19, 1991.

"With extreme prejudice." New York Magazine, April 8, 1991.

"Uncle Sam doesn't want you." The Detroit News, January 12, 1991.

"Hatred of gays, hysteria abound." The Des Moines Register, October 25, 1990.

"Recognition is growing that 'gay bashing' is a widespread hate crime." Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 24, 1990.

"Homophobia is growing in county, gay-rights activists say." The Orange County (CA) Register, June 8, 1990.


Professional Print Stories

  "Psychologists call for assault on hate crimes," The APA Monitor, January, 1998.

"Hate crimes against gays hurt body and soul." Trial, January, 1998.

"Hate crimes exact high toll from victims" (Newsline Item #4). The APA Monitor, December, 1996.

"Psychologists examine attacks on homosexuals," The APA Monitor, June, 1995.

"Fear and loathing in the U.S. military: Psychological explanations for homophobia." The Journal of NIH Research, September, 1993.

"Roots of hate: Homophobia at its source." Human Rights (Section of Individual Rights & Responsibilities, American Bar Association), Spring, 1991.

"Differences explored in gays and straights." APA Monitor, January, 1990.

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