homophobia

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ho·mo·pho·bi·a

(hō'mō-fō'bē-ă),
Irrational fear of homosexual feelings, thoughts, behaviors, or people.

homophobia

[hō′mōfō′bē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, homos, same, phobos, fear
fear of or prejudice against homosexuals.

Haemophobia

Morbid fear of blood.

homophobia

Psychology An irrationally negative attitude toward those with homosexual orientation, or toward becoming homosexual. See Closet, Gay-bashing, Heterosexism. Cf Gay, Homosexual, Phobia.

ho·mo·pho·bi·a

(hō'mŏ-fō'bē-ă)
Irrational fear of homosexual feelings, thoughts, behaviors, or people.

homophobia

A slang term meaning fear of homosexuality.
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In fact, all the pain and anguish of growing up gay, as well as the risks and disadvantages presently attached to living a gay life, are a result of anti-gay bias, not anything intrinsic to being gay.
Cultural homophobia and the deployment of anti-gay bias toward political ends, as we saw in the presidential election of 2004, don't exactly help the situation.
The more actors who choose to live their lives honestly, the less anti-gay bias you will see occur in Hollywood.
Other research has consistently shown a similar pattern, suggesting that there could be some anti-gay bias in the job market that has to be made up through higher educational attainment.
Now, he's willing to endorse anti-gay bias to please the most conservative elements of his Party," McAuliffe said.