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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Maybe the gender premise is unconvincing in its historical analysis, inaccurate as a description of gay life and the discomfort homosexuality causes traditionalists, and incomplete as a tool for the legal analysis of anti-gay discrimination, but is it all we have?
Ellen Sturtz, an activist with GetEqual, insisted that President Barack Obama sign an executive order banning anti-gay discrimination by federal contractors.
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Some of these organizations, like the Salvation Army, are so extreme that they lobby for anti-gay discrimination, and they even discriminate against heterosexual Christians who don't share their narrow views.
Whereas Cobb took a stand against injustice, Cardinal Winning endorses the injustice of anti-gay discrimination.
Those who want to see anti-gay discrimination swept away will today be rubbing their hands with glee.
In 1966, gay groups organized the first public protests against anti-gay discrimination in the military.
Don Fado, lead organizer of the Sacramento sixty-eight, a group of United Methodist clergy who defied church policy in 1999 to conduct a same-sex holy union service for two lesbian women; and Greg Marlan, co-chair of the May 2000 Cleveland civil disobedience action by gay rights group Soulforce, an action at which 191 people were arrested protesting anti-gay discrimination in the United Methodist Church.
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