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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"Gays," he writes, "exist as a group...largely because there is anti-gay prejudice." The American Spectator chose to define itself by reference to that prejudice; the editors felt the magazine's identity depended on avoiding even the most tepid reference to the humanity of gay men.
Playing on religious fervor and especially anti-gay prejudice, the Republican Party has been able to maneuver significant portions of historically disenfranchised constituencies--African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and the like--into supporting minority candidates like Bonilla who consistently, and other, wise, would not represent their issues.
--Ireland's Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in response to a nationwide debate about gay rights sparked by a drag queen's speech about anti-gay prejudice in the country (Associated Press, February 11)
There is still a great deal of anti-gay prejudice, especially in smaller towns and in the country.
Spokesman Dr Philip Dixon said members had contacted the union complaining about anti-gay prejudice in schools from both pupils and staff.
Having suffered homophobic taunts himself, I'm surprised he's so reluctant to condemn anti-gay prejudice."
We should not be retaining legislation which promotes anti-gay prejudice.
Source: Lake Snell Perry & Associates for Horizons Foundation, in a poll that asked 1,000 parents with kids between the ages of 5 and 18 what they thought about anti-gay prejudice.