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Heteronormativity

... is the assumption that heterosexuality is the default, preferred, 'normal' state for human beings because of the belief that people fall into one or other category of a strict gender binary . Thus it involves the further assumption that someone's biological sex, sexuality, gender identity, and gender roles are aligned. Such assumptions marginalize lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. 
(Harris J, White V (2018). A Dictionary of Social Work and Social CareOxford University Press. p. 335, 08.05.2020)

The following links give an overview on the topic of heteronormativity.

What’s Heteronormativity?, ADP

Experiences of discrimination on the basis of heteronormativity at the UoC

The #unboxingdiscrimination campaign collects and shares experiences and observations of discrimination on the basis of heteronormativity at the UoC. If you too would like to share something, please click here.

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