How Correlating Homosexuality to Child Molestation Influenced Politics

10/30/2017 - Professor Emeritus of Psychology Gregory Herek in the Washington Post.

In the latest news of the ongoing stories of powerful men engaged in sexual harassment and sexual assault, the political and LGBT advocacy communities are fighting back on the possible conflation between homosexuality and child abuse and molestation.

Gregory Herek, a professor at the University of California at Davis, discredited multiple false studies that have attempted to connect homosexuality with child molestation.

“Even though most Americans don't regard gay people as child molesters, confusion remains widespread in this area,” he wrote. “To understand the facts, it is important to examine the results of scientific research.” 

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

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