Does watching gay porn reduce homophobia?

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Another overlooked benefit to pornography comes from the fact that it provides gay youth a sense of sexual validation. As a closeted 13 year old, the only homoerotic pornographic images I could find were the shirtless boys in newspaper underwear ads. Gay pornography would have given me a visual understanding, not only of the operation of gay sex, but a confirmation that what I wanted to do was possible. Fortunately, today's young gay males have that ability. This likely helps young boys learn that they are gay earlier in life, too.

source: Article 'A Diversity of Sexual Imagery - Does watching gay porn reduce homophobia?' by Eric Anderson (Ph.D.);; Psychology Today; 27 March 2012