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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The psychic wounds inflicted upon young gay people by social anti-gay prejudice tend to produce major negative consequences later in life, and an increasing concern of the movement is the effort to reach out to young gay people with support and positive role models.
We should not be retaining legislation which promotes anti-gay prejudice.
Source: Lake Snell Perry & Associates for Horizons Foundation, in a poll that asked 1,000 parents with kids between the ages of 5 and 18 what they thought about anti-gay prejudice.
So did one Republican--Steve Gunderson, who was not running for re-election that year, in large part because of anti-gay prejudice within his own party.
Section 28 was introduced quite disgracefully to exploit anti-gay prejudice for votes.
THE Moderator of the Church of Scotland attacked anti-gay prejudice during his Christmas sermon.
As supporters point out, currently citizens have no legal recourse should they be fired or evicted due to anti-gay prejudice.
One of Italy's leading gay activists, Franco Grillini, said: "The true offence is homophobia and anti-gay prejudice fed by the hierarchy.