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Title: Trends in Violence and Discrimination Against Gay Men in New York City: 1984 to 1990 (From Hate Crimes: Confronting Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men, P 46-64, 1992, Gregory M Herek and Kevin T Berrill, eds. -- See NCJ-134558)
Author(s): L Dean; S Wu; J L Martin
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Chicago, IL 60603
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
New York City Dept of Health

Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Grant Number: R01 MH39557; K02 MH00779
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines the trend over time in the proportion of the gay male population victimized in New York City by acts of violence and discrimination.
Abstract: Data used in the analysis were collected as part of the Longitudinal AIDS Impact Project, which began in 1984 and is currently ongoing at the Columbia University AIDS Research Unit. Data have been collected annually since 1985. The data and analyses presented in this paper focus on trends in anti-gay discrimination and violence. A total of 851 persons were enrolled in the study, and 746 were interviewed at baseline in 1985. The data reported in this paper describe the percentage of the sample who experienced at least one event of anti-gay violence or anti-gay discrimination within 1-year intervals, from 1984 to 1990. Overall, the data indicate that anti-gay violence and discrimination in New York City affect a relatively stable portion of the gay male population from year to year. The findings also suggest that aging has a protective effect; fewer older gay men experience violence and discrimination compared to younger gay men. Young gay men, on the other hand, are at increased risk for discrimination and violence because of their sexual orientation. 6 tables and 20 references
Main Term(s): Discrimination against homosexuals; Hate Crimes
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; New York; Trend analysis
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