Ellis, S. J., Kitzinger, C., & Wilkinson, S. (2003): Attitudes Towards Lesbians and Gay Men and Support for Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Among Psychology Students, Journal of Homosexuality, 44(1), 121-138.
Primary use / Purpose:
The field of gay and lesbian studies is now well established and there is extensive literature on peoples thoughts, feelings and attitudes in relation to gay and lesbian issues. It is thought that such research is key in the struggle for equal rights and the initiation of affirmative action of the behalf of the gay/Lesbian community. While scales do exist which can measure support on these issues many scales are limited in that they measure support for very specific issues, such as gay marriage, for example. The Support for Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Scale (SLGHR) resolves this by asking specific questions, but which draw from the wider basin of human rights, and not just gay/lesbian rights. This gives the scale a greater sense of breadth and meaning.
The psychometric properties of the Support for Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Scale (SLGHR) are discussed in Ellis, Kitzinger, & Wilkinson (2003)