‘A hetero-normative viewpoint is one that expresses heterosexuality as a given instead of being one of many possibilities.’ (GLSEN, 2016: 4). The Merriam-Webster dictionary also defines heteronormative as ‘of, relating to, or based on the attitude that heterosexuality is the only normal and natural expression of sexuality’ (Merriam-Webster, 2021).
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network). 2016. Ready, Set, Respect! GLSEN’s Elementary School Toolkit. p.4. New York: GLSEN. Retrieved from: https://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/GLSEN%20Ready%20Set%20Respect.pdf
Merriam-Webster. 2021. ‘heteronormativity’. In: Dictionary. Accessed 15 August 2021: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteronormative« Back to Glossary Index