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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QUEERING CONFLICT: EXAMINING LESBIAN AND GAY EXPERIENCES OF HOMOPHOBIA IN NORTHERN IRELAND
The basic, underlying cultural meaning of homophobia denotes something that is not necessarily about sexual orientation.
Few studies in sub-Saharan African settings have carefully examined the issue of internalized homophobia in the context of HIV prevention and impact mitigation.
If you compare their emphasis on racism to what they've done on homophobia it's an embarrassment," he said.
WHEREAS Homophobia harassment is a form of sexual harassment as defined in the Human Rights Code and the Ontario Ministry of Education,
Brian Riedel's piece, "Stolen Kisses, Homophobia as 'Racism' in Contemporary Urban Greece," offers a linguistic interpretation of homophobia in that country.
For example, Yorick Smaal and Clive Moore visit the homophobia of Queensland one hundred years ago around the time of the introduction of the criminal code where they draw on data of '116 homosexual charges from the Queensland criminal justice system between 1890 and 1914' (p.
The Dictionary of Homophobia is not about recovering silenced histories and cultures, but rather about critically examining the historical and present manifestations of homophobia in law, literature, theory, activism, medicine, religion, and national contexts.
In addition, the gay rights movement started using the term homophobia to describe discomfort over close personal interactions with people thought to be gay, lesbian, or bisexual (Weinberg, 1973).
I will not be buying Heinz products again until there is a reinstatement of this ad campaign on British TV, and an apology for what seems to be to be an endorsement of homophobia.
Homophobia and heterosexism are central constructs in the stress experienced by LGB individuals.
STUDENTS yesterday called on the Government to stamp out homophobia.