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intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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).
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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Responding to name calling and acts of anti-LGBT bias
appears necessary, but curricular inclusion of LGBT issues seems inappropriate.
Participants take a day long vow of silence and distribute or wear speaking cards with information about anti-LGBT bias
and ways for students and others to "end the silence." This resource is filled with information and organizing strategies that will help make the Day of Silence as successful and effective as possible.
"Know the Issues" gives background information about the experiences of LGBT students and anti-LGBT bias
. "Support" describes specific actions an educator can take to be an effective support to LGBT students.