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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Since anti-gay bias is largely justified by citing religious or quasi-religious beliefs and has no rational basis in any substantive harm that homosexuality constitutes, public policy codifying this bias verges on a government establishment of religion.
Activists charge that the explosive surge in anti-gay bias incidents is directly attributable to the religious Right's hate propaganda.
Tyler Clementi's death moved Susan to begin the project with songs on anti-gay bias and cyber bullying.
All it does is promote outdated gender stereotypes, anti-gay bias, and ignorance about HIV and AIDS.