homophobia


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Related to homophobia: Internalized homophobia

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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"Thousands of LGBTs still suffer the harsh reality of homophobia (fear of homosexuals) and transphobia (fear of transgenders) in their daily lives," Zarate claimed.
Homophobia has long been a problem in sports around the world, and Fare network was organized to tackle discrimination-including homophobia and racism-in European football.
"We have to remember the consequences of homophobia in daily life, notably for the young.
Translation: "Arrest of the coordinator of activities against homophobia, activities were canceled."
Mr Holland, who stood in last May's local elections as an independent, tweeted: "I can no longer keep quiet on the issue of homophobia in the Birmingham Labour Party.
I am willing information members and who have manner I being Luke "I have tried on numerous occasions to raise the issue of homophobia in the city and it has sadly fallen on deaf ears.
The campaign began in earnest on the weekend of February 6 and 7 when Wales' only LGBT football club Cardiff Dragons FC travelled away to play in the Bristol Women's Casual League, warming up in Football v Homophobia (FvH) T-shirts to show their support.
Eales, meanwhile, praised the commitment of World Rugby - the sport's governing body - to eliminate homophobia from sport.
Speaking on Newcastle's website, Lou Englefield, campaign director at Football v Homophobia (FvH), said: "It's fantastic to see support again this year from Newcastle United for the Football v Homophobia campaign.
When he was taken seriously ill in December, on his hospital bed he took my hand and said, "Dad, working for peace is important; but can we promise to make 2015 a year to fight against homophobia and racism?" "Yes, son, we will do it together," I promised.