Stereotypes about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are conventional, formulaic generalizations, opinions, or images about persons based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Stereotypes and homophobia are perceptions learned through interactions with parents, teachers, peers and the mass media; or a lack of firsthand familiarity may be the underpinning cause, whereby an increased reliance on learned stereotypes is developed.
A negative stereotype is often the result of homophobia, biphobia or transphobia. Positive stereotypes, or counterstereotypes, also exist, but these may still be hurtful or harmful.
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“There are certain stereotypes that are offensive. Some of them dont worry me, though. For instance, I have always thought that Mammy character in Gone with the Wind was mighty funny. And I just loved Amos n Andy on the radio. So you see, I have enough confidence in myself that those things did not bother me. I could laugh.”
—Annie Elizabeth Delany (b. 1891)