homophobia

(redirected from Anti-gay harassment)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

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).
References in periodicals archive ?
The SLDN reported a total of 1,075 incidents of anti-gay harassment in all four service branches last year, compared to 871 in 2000.
They don't even know me: Understanding anti-gay harassment and violence in schools.
Department of Education issued examples of anti-gay harassment that are prohibited under Title IX.
Harvey Milk gave them a chance to earn their diplomas in an environment free of anti-gay harassment.
In 1997 the administration issued a "spirit of inclusion" statement strongly condemning anti-gay harassment but falling short of banning discriminatory practices.
This settlement sends a message - with many zeroes at the end of it - to school officials about what can happen if they don't take steps to prevent and put an end to anti-gay harassment," warns Jori Davidson, an attorney with the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.