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ho·mo·pho·bi·a

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

Morbid fear of blood.
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homophobia

Psychology An irrationally negative attitude toward those with homosexual orientation, or toward becoming homosexual. See Closet, Gay-bashing, Heterosexism. Cf Gay, Homosexual, Phobia.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ho·mo·pho·bi·a

(hō'mŏ-fō'bē-ă)
Irrational fear of homosexual feelings, thoughts, behaviors, or people.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

homophobia

A slang term meaning fear of homosexuality.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Instead, like the best homophobes, these scientists presumed that homosexual behavior never gives rise to any genuine connection between partners, that it is a drive of pure lust devoid of any of the other emotions that might be found in their own marriages.
As Reagan's tenure wound down, there was considerable speculation about his coalition's future; after all, it appeared to be an unstable amalgam of social conservatives and fiscal conservatives, the religious right that wanted increased government regulation of private life, racists, nativists, and homophobes, proponents of lavish military spending, and an economic right that sought to reduce government's functions across the board (except for corporate welfare, of course).
(Merman is his Callas, but, of course, Merman is no Callas.) The note that most persistently recalls Koestenbaum, though, is a sad-sack take on gay behavior, beginning with his own; at times it requires a finely tuned ear to distinguish his musings from the pronouncements of homophobes. Miller hones in on the weakness, the sadness, the loneliness of growing up gay.
What a circus of spite the Lambeth Conference of Anglican leaders turned out to be as bishops, led by vociferous homophobes from Pakistan and Africa, declared that homosexuality was 'incompatible' with the Bible and vowed to outlaw gays.
He will, of course, face resistance from the bible-bashers and homophobes in the DUP, who appear to take their instructions from a god rather than from the people.
That must mean that homophobia is the homophobes' problem, if like most gay people you are born gay.
Recent history has also shown that those seminarians unwilling to embrace the agenda of homosexual liberation in seminary life, especially those who complain about it, have been sent by authorities to psychological counseling, labeled as "homophobes" with "disintegrated personalities."
Bailey, to be fair, doesn't share all the scientific and political ideas of his allies the veterans, the homophobes, and the religious right.
Officially sanctioned homophobes (Catholic cardinals, Protestant televangelists) have always denied that their homophobic words contribute to actual violence against gay people, but the connection between words and actions could scarcely have been more loud-and-clear than when the Reverend Chuck Spingola appeared at the University of Wisconsin in September.