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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But we can't allow the ignorant minority to drag us back into the dark ages - it's up to the justice system to help create a climate where homophobia and discrimination of any kind is a thing of the past.
I think we were all surprised by the extent of homophobia that was found by the study, but I am glad rugby is leading internationally on this issue," Eales said.
Lee Marshall, PR and supporter liaison manager for the club, said: "We are delighted to display our support for Football v Homophobia once again.
Homophobia is still widespread; in 42 out of 53 countries in the Commonwealth, same sex relationships are a crimepunishable by death in Nigeria.
Homophobia and racism are still with us but in the name of Mark Davies our campaign goes on, and on, until we win.
But Musashi Goldman said: "I'm no fan of homophobia but for this Tory to go on about discrimination of any kind makes her a hypocrite.
Prior research has identified the "fag discourse" (Pascoe, 2005) among young men and the homophobia among college fraternity members (Hesp & Brooks, 2009) as examples of using homophobia to control the gender performance of other men.
Lee Badgett presented her preliminary findings in a case study examining the economic effects of homophobia in India.
African drummers will perform, and there will be one minute's noise to protest against homophobia and transphobia.
It was also found that feeling connected to the gay community was both positively and negatively associated with binge drinking, as those who felt connected were more likely to report binge drinking, but, community connectedness protected against internalized homophobia, thereby indirectly protecting against heavy episodic drinking.
It's unbearable for Italy to remain out of the European context on the issue of homophobia.
This short, but packed, book offers a focused account of homophobia in the particular setting of Northern Ireland, where social, political and religious currents create tempestuous storms.