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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The SLDN reported a total of 1,075 incidents of anti-gay harassment in all four service branches last year, compared to 871 in 2000.
Department of Education issued examples of anti-gay harassment that are prohibited under Title IX.
In 1997 the administration issued a "spirit of inclusion" statement strongly condemning anti-gay harassment but falling short of banning discriminatory practices.
One feature of the 2003 GLSEN study was its desire to ascertain the consequences of anti-gay harassment in America's high schools, and it found that the cost is high.
SAN FRANCISCO -- An historic settlement in an anti-gay harassment lawsuit was filed in federal court today, the first filed under a recent California law that protects students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.