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).
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Internalized homophobia, intimacy, and sexual behavior among gay and bisexual men.
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The scientists have found that internalized homophobia was a significant predictor of binge drinking, while experiencing violence or victimization was marginally associated with drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time, while those living with their parents were less likely to report binge drinking.
Brooks (1981) applies the concept of minority stress to internalized homophobia. The concept comes from the study of marginalized minority groups.