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.
All it does is promote outdated gender stereotypes, anti-gay bias, and ignorance about HIV and AIDS.
The more actors who choose to live their lives honestly, the less anti-gay bias you will see occur in Hollywood.
Gay groups were flooding the campus newspaper, the Retriever, with complaints about an alleged anti-gay bias.
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.
Alarmed that a gay city-employee group was hit with ``offensive'' phone calls by fellow workers, Mayor Richard Riordan asked city department heads in a letter Friday to warn employees that anti-gay bias will not be tolerated.
Because of intense societal anti-gay bias, many people are still reluctant to identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual," Smith observed.