homophobia

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homophobia

intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality

homophobia

the fear of HOMOSEXUALITY. Although there has been some suggestion that homophobia may exist as a personality trait, it is more fruitful to examine the social conditions under which homosexual behaviour is proscribed (in England and Wales this happened in 1885, when male homosexuality was criminalized), and becomes an organizing principle for particular roles, identities and subcultures (Weeks, 1977).
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This lack of attention is characteristic of the practices that surround these issues, and the tendency of many to view anti-LGBT bias as an acceptable form of prejudice.
Educate" discusses ways to teach students and inform school staff about combating anti-LGBT bias and behavior.
Accomplishments: Recipient of Posse Foundation and Jackie Robinson Foundation college scholarships; created speaking campaign as a high school senior to address anti-LGBT bias in schools from junior highs to universities; received certificate of recognition for outstanding contributions to Hamilton College: was featured speaker, Massachusetts Youth Pride Rally, 2001; keynote speaker, Spirit of Justice Awards, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, 2005; honoree of Youth Who Make a Difference, Boston Pride 2005