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 product of this pervasive indoctrination is evident in RolfSzabo's case, and in the way some schoolchildren feel obligated to denigrate their parents as homophobes.
ANDREW SULLIVAN, THE WELL-KNOWN GAY BLOGGER who writes The Daily Dish blog for The Atlantic, is a fierce defender of everyone's right to insult him, homophobes included.
Apart from the fact that it will be held in Cardiff and Mr Adams lives in Porth, the homophobes are not being forced to go to Cooper's Field on the day.
So you see what those poor homophobes are up against: a near millennium of etymology that links them with this act they find so alien.
Her speech was met with a statement by the French army, who immediately declared themselves homophobes.
Now 47 and, until recently, chief art critic at The Washington Post (he just left that post for Newsweek/ The Daily Beast), Gopnik is again a target of unreasonable homophobes.
Those claiming it's a "choice" are typically religious homophobes who are seen in the gay world as credulous followers of a toxic ideology.
He said: "Dr Williams would not appease a racist or anti-Semitic bishop, why is he appeasing boastful homophobes like Archbishop Akinola of Nigeria and Archbishop Orombi of Uganda.
The majority of Americans are NOT homophobes - and we support you.
This decision puts them out of step with the rest of the nation and leaves them in league with other avowed homophobes.
Why can't these homophobes leave the LGBT community to live their lives?