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Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2004 Mar;25(2):115-32.

Hate crimes against gay males: an overview.

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Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA.


As the United States has become more multicultural and diverse, there has been an increase in violence motivated by hate. Hate crimes against gay males are the most prevalent of the hate crimes based on sexual orientation. Hate crimes have their roots in normative, individual, and societal attitudes and ideologies that lead to intimidation, bullying, teasing, physical assault, rape, and murder. This paper provides an overview of the issues specific to hate crime assaults against gay males. Mental health nurses may find this knowledge useful in developing further nursing inquiry, education, and clinical practice related to hate crime and violence prevention.

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