homophobia

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homophobia

intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality
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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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One feature of the 2003 GLSEN study was its desire to ascertain the consequences of anti-gay harassment in America's high schools, and it found that the cost is high.
They don't even know me: Understanding anti-gay harassment and violence in schools.
This issue arises again with a new report showing that the number of homosexuals discharged in 2001 from the military has reached its highest level in 15 years, and that incidents of anti-gay harassment climbed by 23 percent last year over the 2000 figures.
(173) They may fear being fired; (174) being accused of violating state or local law; (175) being wrongly labeled as gay or lesbian; being "outed"; (176) or being targets of anti-gay harassment or violence themselves.
Eighty-three thousand youth: Selected findings of eight population-based studies as they pertain to anti-gay harassment and the safety and well-being of sexual minority students.