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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De plus, connaissant l'importance de pairs a l'adolescence (Cloutier et Drapeau, 2008), il aurait ete interessant de prendre en compte non seulement la victimisation, mais aussi l'exposition des JMS a des propos et comportements homophobes non directement diriges vers eux.
Instead, like the best homophobes, these scientists presumed that homosexual behavior never gives rise to any genuine connection between partners, that it is a drive of pure lust devoid of any of the other emotions that might be found in their own marriages.
As Reagan's tenure wound down, there was considerable speculation about his coalition's future; after all, it appeared to be an unstable amalgam of social conservatives and fiscal conservatives, the religious right that wanted increased government regulation of private life, racists, nativists, and homophobes, proponents of lavish military spending, and an economic right that sought to reduce government's functions across the board (except for corporate welfare, of course).
The note that most persistently recalls Koestenbaum, though, is a sad-sack take on gay behavior, beginning with his own; at times it requires a finely tuned ear to distinguish his musings from the pronouncements of homophobes.
What a circus of spite the Lambeth Conference of Anglican leaders turned out to be as bishops, led by vociferous homophobes from Pakistan and Africa, declared that homosexuality was 'incompatible' with the Bible and vowed to outlaw gays.
He will, of course, face resistance from the bible-bashers and homophobes in the DUP, who appear to take their instructions from a god rather than from the people.
There are cat fights and multiple suicide attempts (played for laughs, har-har), abrupt shifts in tone and a revelation that will surprise no one, given how most cinematic homophobes typically have pretty large closets themselves.
Bailey, to be fair, doesn't share all the scientific and political ideas of his allies the veterans, the homophobes, and the religious right.
In Dissent, he argued that intellectual conservatism was dead, showing how it had been done in by its own elite's corrupt, hypocritical, and opportunistic deference to creationists, homophobes, racists, and public-policy kooks.
As President Clinton's plan is put into effect, and as attitudes gradually, grudgingly, inevitably begin changing about gay soldiers, until it, too, becomes a nonissue, perhaps we'll be treated to a period in which barracks homophobes will be heard saying, He's a credit to his life-style.