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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This short, but packed, book offers a focused account of homophobia in the particular setting of Northern Ireland, where social, political and religious currents create tempestuous storms.
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Given the lack of data of internalized homophobia among MSM in Nigeria, we used HIV prevalence to estimate the required sample size.
The FA and ECB defended their records on tackling homophobia in football and cricket respectively.
WHEREAS Homophobia hurts ali students regardless of their sexual orientation; any student merely perceived to be homosexual is subject to harassment and victimization, as homophobic comments have become the norm for insulting someone or something,
The legitimization of homophobia allows Jamaicans and Barbadians to claim a moral superiority over other, much larger countries.
The other contribution which addresses homophobia against lesbians is by Ruth Ford which presents case studies centred around women's experiences in the mid-20th century.
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Heterosexism and homophobia are acquired early in life, starting in primary school (Plummer, 2001).
Homophobia and heterosexism have serious implications for LGB individuals as they lead to subtle forms of discrimination (e.
As today marks International Day Against Homophobia, Poland was highlighted as a "troubling" example of an EU government that condones the vilification of gay and lesbians through discriminatory laws.
Internalised homophobia was associated with higher risk of drug use before or during sexual encounters, unprotected insertive/receptive anal sex and swallowing semen from other men.