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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Granted, polls have shown that a decline in anti-gay prejudice correlates with a belief in the determinist model of homosexuality.
As far as they were concerned, it was anti-gay prejudice.
Yet the persistence of anti-gay prejudice in the larger society remains profound, and in some ways our movement appears to have hit a sort of cultural and political glass ceiling.
Then he asked, "Is this not blaming the victim rather than blaming the cause of anti-gay prejudice, which is homophobia?
Playing on religious fervor and especially anti-gay prejudice, the Republican Party has been able to maneuver significant portions of historically disenfranchised constituencies--African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and the like--into supporting minority candidates like Bonilla who consistently, and other, wise, would not represent their issues.
There is still a great deal of anti-gay prejudice, especially in smaller towns and in the country.
Spokesman Dr Philip Dixon said members had contacted the union complaining about anti-gay prejudice in schools from both pupils and staff.
Having suffered homophobic taunts himself, I'm surprised he's so reluctant to condemn anti-gay prejudice.