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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 comic told host Brendan O'Connor: "This column was intended to reveal to the world that I'm a hate-filled homophobe out to get the gays.
What bothered him most is that it no longer seems possible to oppose the homosexual juggernaut without being denounced as a weirdo, a dinosaur, a lunatic, a homophobe, and being threatened with legal action.
Felsman is either naive, misinformed or a closet homophobe.
For example: the homophobe, the gay guy and the woman who loves him; the inner-city track guy and his rival.
DI Sam Tyler: "You're an overweight, over-the-hill, nicotine-stained, borderline alcoholic homophobe with a superiority complex and un unhealthy obsession with male bonding.
According to a source who has seen the Jay Kanter-Ron Hutchinson script, it shows Hoover as a hateful, twisted, paranoid, self-loathing homophobe (and includes his reported ``closet'' relationship with Clyde Tolson), whose only aim in life was gaining power over others.
So let me say this just once: I am not a homophobe and in fact some of my best friends are homophobes.
Both are crucial, but marches, activism, and visibility are desperately needed in homophobe strongholds such as the deep South and the rural Midwest.
Moby upset Eminem devotees when he branded the rapper a misogynist and a homophobe.
Smith) live the perfect suburban guppie dream until a twitchy, buttoned-up homophobe Bible-thumper (Chad Donella) moves in next door.
No matter how you try to spin it, Gene Shalit is a homophobe [Q&.