homophobia


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Related to homophobia: Internalized homophobia

ho·mo·pho·bi·a

 (hō′mə-fō′bē-ə)
n.
Fear, hatred, or mistrust of lesbians and gay men.


ho′mo·phobe′ n.
ho′mo·pho′bic adj.

homophobia

(ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Psychology) intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality
[C20: from homo(sexual) + -phobia]
ˈhomoˌphobe n
ˌhomoˈphobic adj

ho•mo•pho•bi•a

(ˌhoʊ məˈfoʊ bi ə)

n.
unreasoning fear of or antipathy toward homosexuals and homosexuality.
[1955–60; homo (sexual) + -phobia]
ho′mo•phobe`, n.
ho`mo•pho′bic, adj.

homophobia

fear of or apprension about homosexuality.
See also: Homosexuality
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homophobia - prejudice against (fear or dislike of) homosexual people and homosexuality
bias, prejudice, preconception - a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
Translations
хомофобия
HomophobieAnthropophobie
antropofobiahomoviha
homofobija
homofobia
homofóbia
homofobijaхомофобија

homophobia

[ˈhɒməʊˈfəʊbɪə] Nhomofobia f

homophobia

[ˌhɒməˈfəʊbiə] nhomophobie f

homophobia

nHomophobie f

ho·mo·pho·bi·a

n. homofobia, temor o repulsión a los homosexuales.

homophobia

n homofobia
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There is a sense of relief in this reader when much of the work concentrates on the voiced experience of gay people, living through and resistant of the dominating force of homophobia so well established and explained.
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Those who disagree or oppose the homosexual lifestyle are designated as homophobes and their attitude as homophobia.
At its worst this means avoiding uncomfortable confrontations with a violent, and societal, homophobia, with vague, moist campaigns against 'bullying.
Murray successfully illuminates what one contributor, Don Kulick, refers to as "the history of homophobic values," exposing how the universality of homophobia manifests and disseminates itself in heterosexist systems and becomes institutionalized.
Citing a 2006 report prepared by Cyprus College for the Ombudswoman's office, Renginos noted that homophobia was clearly present in Cyprus, highlighting that 51 per cent of Cypriots feel uncomfortable around homosexuals.