What is homophobia?

  • (noun): Prejudice against (fear or dislike of) homosexual people and homosexuality.

Homophobia

Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). It can be expressed as antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, or hatred, and may be based on irrational fear.

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Some articles on homophobia:

Lesbophobia - Related Terminology
... While some people use only the more general term homophobia to describe this sort of prejudice or behavior, others believe that the terms homosexual and ... argue that they experience the double discrimination of both classic homophobia and sexism ...
Homosexuality In English Football - Homophobia - By Those in The Game
... Public relations mogul Max Clifford claimed that two major clubs had approached him wishing to portray a "straight" image ... In October 2006, England international Rio Ferdinand caused controversy by calling BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles a 'faggot' live on air, just days after team-mate Paul Scholes was also in trouble for an alleged homophobic remark about him being gay with a funny hair do ...
Homophobia - Criticism of Meaning and Purpose - Opposition - "Heterophobia"
... A direct ad hoc response to the use of "homophobia", it is an example of anti-LGBT backlash ... and its negative impact on sexual science.) Others look at the parallelism between heterophobia and homophobia, and suggest that the former trivializes ...
Community Action Against Homophobia
... Community Action Against Homophobia (CAAH) is a community activist organisation based in Sydney, Australia ... Since its establishment in 1999, CAAH has aimed to eliminate homophobia and achieve full equality for queer people—defined as "lesbian, gay, bisexual, same sex attracted, transgender, intersex or non-hetero ...
LGBT Rights In Belarus - Right To Assemble - Month Against Homophobia
... The "Month against Homophobia" was a campaign by Belorussian LGBT activists from 17 April to 17 May 2009 in Minsk, Grodno and Luninets ... Main aim of the month against Homophobia was to resist any kind of physical, moral and symbolic violence to people with a different sexual orientation and gender identity, to show solidarity to LGBT in ...