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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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Under the bill, the National Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia shall be commemorated in the Philippines every year in recognition of the rights of LGBTs in the country and the need to end the discrimination, oppression and intolerance they are faced with in society.
According to French gay rights charity SOS Homophobie, the number of physical attacks due to homophobia jumped by 15 percent from 2016 to 2017.
On international basis, human rights defenders planned events in different parts of the world to raise awareness, support equality, share stories about homophobia, remembering names of LGBTQ activists who were killed around the world.
"I have tried on numerous occasions to raise the issue of homophobia in the city and it has sadly fallen on deaf ears.
Holland " Luke also emailed Mr Clancy and said: "For too long homophobia has simply just been swept under the carpet and this is not on.
The campaign also won the backing of Barry Town United FC, who got the message across by displaying a giant FvH flag at their grounds, and Cardiff City, who dedicated their Championship encounter with MK Dons to the campaign, sharing an article through their website and social media to introduce fans to the background of FvH and spread the message of inclusiveness against homophobia and discrimination.
"I think we were all surprised by the extent of homophobia that was found by the study, but I am glad rugby is leading internationally on this issue," Eales said.
Lee Marshall, PR and supporter liaison manager for the club, said: "We are delighted to display our support for Football v Homophobia once again.
Homophobia is still widespread; in 42 out of 53 countries in the Commonwealth, same-sex relationships are a crime - punishable by death in Nigeria.
This just shows that homophobia is very much a problem in Scotland."
The construction of homophobia in western cultures, especially among American men, is directly linked to the construction of hegemonic masculinity.