Proceedings of the 2021 4th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2021)

Causes of Heterosexual People’s Changing Attitudes Towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Group

Authors
Yingqi Li1, , a,*, Yunhan Wang2, , b, *, Xinyue Zhang3, , c, *
1School of English Studies&Honors College, Shanghai International Studies University, 201620, Shanghai China.
2International culture and communication department, Beijing City University, 100083, Beijing, China.
3Canterbury School of Florida, Knowlton Campus, 33702, St.Petersburg, Florida.

These authors contributed equally.

*Corresponding author. Email: a0201101071@shisu.edu.cn
Corresponding Authors
Yingqi Li, Yunhan Wang, Xinyue Zhang
Available Online 24 December 2021.
DOI
10.2991/assehr.k.211220.219How to use a DOI?
Keywords
LGBT group; Heterosexual people; media channels; changing attitudes
Abstract

With the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community appearing in public pervasively, people’s perspectives on this minority group are polarized. Even though some people have gradually established the perspective of tolerance and protection of LGBT people, discrimination against them still exists. In this paper, we aim to find the causes of Heterosexual people’s changing attitudes toward LGBT groups. We present the hypothesis that the factors of changing ideas of heterosexual people toward LGBT people vary a lot, including films, TV series, news, real ambient examples, and social media. To test this hypothesis, fetch information from literature reviews, mostly online resources, and distribute an online survey through WeChat, a Chinese social media software, to people who belong to the Heterosexual group. Respondents were asked to answer ten multiple-choice questions related to their understandings and conversion of their attitudes. The results showed that external factors caused Heterosexual people to alter their attitudes in a wide variety, verifying our hypothesis. We hope that by studying the factors that influence the change of Heterosexual groups’ attitudes towards LGBT. We can extract methods and measures tailored to local conditions to promote society to treat this minority group more equally. We also hope to study the acceptance of different modes of communication by different people, and then have a clearer understanding and comprehension of entertainment and media in cultural communication.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2021 4th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
24 December 2021
ISBN
10.2991/assehr.k.211220.219
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
10.2991/assehr.k.211220.219How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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