Modern Homonegativity Scale – Gay Men (MHS-G)

Modern Homonegativity Scale – Gay Men (MHS-G)
1. Many gay men use their sexual orientation so that they can obtain special privileges.
2. Gay men seem to focus on the ways in which they differ from heterosexuals‚ and ignore the ways in which they are the same.
3. Gay men do not have all the rights they need.*
4. The notion of universities providing students with undergraduate degrees in Gay and Lesbian Studies is ridiculous.
5. Celebrations such as “Gay Pride Day” are ridiculous because they assume that an individual’s sexual orientation should constitute a source of pride.
6. Gay men still need to protest for equal rights.*
7. Gay men should stop shoving their lifestyle down other people’s throats.
8. If gay men want to be treated like everyone else‚ then they need to stop making such a fuss about their sexuality/culture.
9. Gay men who are “out of the closet” should be admired for their courage.*
10. Gay men should stop complaining about the way they are treated in society‚ and simply get on with their lives.
11. In today’s tough economic times‚ Canadians’ tax dollars shouldn’t be used to support gay men’s organizations.
12. Gay men have become far too confrontational in their demand for equal rights.
Modern Homonegativity Scale – Lesbian Women (MHS-L)
1. Many lesbians use their sexual orientation so that they can obtain special privileges.
2. Lesbians seem to focus on the ways in which they differ from heterosexuals‚ and ignore the ways in which they are the same.
3. Lesbians do not have all the rights they need.*
4. The notion of universities providing students with undergraduate degrees in Gay and Lesbian Studies is ridiculous.
5. Celebrations such as “Gay Pride Day” are ridiculous because they assume that an individual’s sexual orientation should constitute a source of pride.
6. Lesbians still need to protest for equal rights.*
7. Lesbians should stop shoving their lifestyle down other people’s throats.
8. If lesbians want to be treated like everyone else‚ then they need to stop making such a fuss about their sexuality/culture.
9. Lesbians who are “out of the closet” should be admired for their courage.*
10. Lesbians should stop complaining about the way they are treated in society‚ and simply get on with their lives.
11. In today’s tough economic times‚ Canadians’ tax dollars shouldn’t be used to support lesbian’s organizations.
12. Lesbians have become far too confrontational in their demand for equal rights.
 
1=strongly disagree; 2=disagree; 3=don’t know; 4=agree; 5=strongly agree
Note: * represents items to be reverse scored. 
 
This instrument can be found online at: http://www.midss.org/content/modern-homonegativity-scale-mhs
 

Melanie A. Morrison and Todd G. Morrison‚ Morrison‚ Department of Psychology‚ University of Saskatchewan‚ 9 Campus Drive‚ 184 Arts Bldg.‚ Saskatoon‚ SK Canada S7N 5A5; e-mail: [email protected]

Morrison‚ M. A.‚ & Morrison‚ T. G. (2002). Development and validation of a scale measuring modern prejudice toward gay men and lesbian women. J Homosex‚ 43(2)‚ 15-37.

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