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  homophobia
Homophobia, the fear and hatred of gay men and lesbians, is central to contemporary heterosexual culture, and heterosexuality is compulsory in nearly all spheres of everyday life.
Homophobia is a deeply gendered phenomenon; constructions of gender and sexuality are interrelated and mutually constitutive, such that dominant masculinities, femininities and heterosexualities are interdependent.
Homophobia is a constitutive part of heterosexual masculinities, and this involves the expulsion or denial of homoerotic desire [Epstein and Johnson, 1994: 204].
www.xyonline.net /misc/homophobia.html   (7122 words)

  
  Homophobia
Homophobia (sometimes heterosexism, straight supremacism or gay-bashing) is the fear or hatred of homosexuality and homosexual people.
Homophobia has legal definitions in some countries, for example in the controversial gay panic defense, a form of insanity defense, or in hate crime legislation.
Extreme cases of homophobia have resulted in cases of murder in the United States (see hate crime) in which a person was killed due to their perceived homosexuality, although in some cases is it not at all clear the person was actually homosexual.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ho/Homophobia.html   (1410 words)

  
 How Homophobia Hurts the College Fraternity
Homophobia is defined as the fear and hatred of people who love and who are sexually attracted to those of the same sex, which includes prejudice and acts of discrimination resulting from that fear and hatred.
Homophobia creates an environment where fraternity brothers are sometimes pressured "to get laid" in order to establish their virility as heterosexual males and "real men." Men who do not "get laid" may risk being viewed as less than men or homosexual.
Homophobia restricts communication among fraternity brothers and diminishes the possibility of creating a true sense of brotherhood and community, especially when the fraternity learns that another brother is gay.
www.indiana.edu /~lambda10/how_homophobia_hurts.htm   (866 words)

  
  Homophobia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Homophobia is the fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals.
Just as some people use the term "homophobia" to stress the association between prejudice and a fear or medical disorder, other terms such as sexism, sexualism, heterosexism, heterosexualism, and "homosexualism" have been proposed as alternatives which are more morphologically parallel, and which do not have the association with phobia.
The word homophobia has come to describe any kind of opposition to homosexuality of any sort, but its interesting that part of their (homosexuals') goal was to shift the emphasis from what many perceived to be a homosexual problem, away from the homosexual activity itself, and towards the attitude people have about homosexuality...
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Homophobic   (4048 words)

  
 Homophobia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Homophobia (sometimes heterosexism, straight supremacism or gay-bashing) is the fear or hatred of homosexuality and homosexual people.
Homophobia has legal definitions in some countries, for example in the controversial gay panic defense, a form of insanity defense, or in hate crime legislation.
Extreme cases of homophobia have resulted in cases of murder in the United States (see hate crime) in which a person was killed due to their perceived homosexuality, although in some cases is it not at all clear the person was actually homosexual.
www.explainthat.info /ho/homophobia.html   (1449 words)

  
 Homophobia | TEACH Project   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As in cases such as the Santorum controversy, many have alleged that the term is often used as a means of demonizing and silencing political opponents without regard to their actual motives; those on the other side of the debate argue that the motives in such cases are always connected with bigotry or fear.
Therefore, expressions of homophobia serve as a means of limiting those who they view as displaced in heteronormativity, and also of accenting their male nature, by isolating the threatening concept of their own potential feminity in gay men, and consequently belittling them, as not real males.
The word homophobia has come to describe any kind of opposition to homosexuality of any sort, but its interesting that part of their (homosexuals') goal was to shift the emphasis from what many perceived to be a homosexual problem, away from the homosexual activity itself, and towards the attitude people have about homosexuality...
www.teachproject.org /homophobia   (2126 words)

  
 Homophobia - Encyclopedia Dramatica
Homophobia is the fear of homosexuals like Michael Stipe of R.E.M. John Edwards, and jameth.
It is often mistaken for a dislike of homosexuals, but homophobia is irrational, while anti-gay thoughts are simply normal and part of the Communist lifestyle.
One of the driving thoughts behind homophobiac's is that a group of gay men will break into his or her house and redecorate it.
www.encyclopediadramatica.com /index.php/Homophobia   (144 words)

  
 How Does Homophobia Hurt Us All?
Homophobia prevents some lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people from developing an honest self-identity, and adds to the pressure to marry and/or have children, which places undue stress on themselves and their families.
Homophobia is one cause of premature sexual activity, which increases the chances of pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Homophobia can be used to stigmatize, silence, and, on occasion, target people who are perceived or defined by others as lesbian or gay, but who are, in actuality, heterosexual.
www.inqueery.com /html/how_does_homophobia_hurt_us_al.html   (340 words)

  
 What is Homophobia
Homophobia is the hatred or fear of homosexuals - that is, lesbians and gay men - sometimes leading to acts of violence and expressions of hostility and violence.">
Homophobia is the hatred or fear of homosexuals - that is, lesbians and gay men - sometimes leading to acts of violence and expressions of hostility.
Homophobia is not confined to any one segment of society, and can be found in people from all walks of life.
www.adl.org /hate-patrol/homophobia.asp   (369 words)

  
 Homophobia and Homonegativety: Dissertation Abstracts - Part A   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Homophobia was operationally defined by subjects’ scores on two factors: First, an affective factor, a negative attitude toward homosexuals; and second, a belief that homosexuality is learned rather than genetic.
Homophobia, viewed essentially as a gender issue, is the defensive response to these fears which are experienced as threats to the sense of self.
The recognition and exploration of internalized homophobia is an ongoing process and must be recognized as both a primary concern and a contextual factor in psychotherapy with homosexual clients.
fsw.ucalgary.ca /ramsay/gay-lesbian-bisexual/4i-homophobia-thesis-gay.htm   (8454 words)

  
 Heterosexism and homophobia among college students College Student Journal - Find Articles
Focusing on homophobia, the importance of conducting research with respect to reducing homophobia of lesbians and gay males among heterosexual college students is considered.
Existing homophobia attitudes, irrational fears and negative attitudes of lesbians and gay males, prevalent on college campuses may be one factor that accounts for lesbians finding their college social life less emotionally supportive and more resistant to change than the social environment found in society (Louderback and Whitley, 1997).
Therefore, it is possible that some homophobia is a result of fear that they may be vulnerable to their erotic feelings toward males and demean these feelings since they are not in agreement with their perspectives of themselves as heterosexual.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FCR/is_3_36/ai_95356593   (808 words)

  
 E Law: Homophobia as an Issue of Sex Discrimination: Lesbian and Gay Equality and the Systemic Effects of Forced ...
Homophobia -- which is a reaction to the actual or perceived violation of gender norms -- is aimed at silencing lesbians and gay men because the public expression of their sexuality is seen as undermining male dominance, for which gender inequality is necessary.
Homophobia is aimed at silencing lesbians and gay men because the public expression of their sexuality is seen as undermining male dominance, for which gender hierarchy is necessary.
To argue otherwise is to ignore the extent to which homophobia aims to suppress the public expression of lesbian and gay male public identity and to understate the effect of socially imposed "invisibility" on lesbians and gay men and indeed society as a whole.
www.murdoch.edu.au /elaw/issues/v3n3/kendall.html   (7713 words)

  
 Homophobia: Fear   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Homophobia combined with sexphobia (fear and repulsion of sex) results in the elimination of any discussion of the lifestyles and sexuality of sexual minorities as part of school-based sex education, keeping vital information from all students.
Homophobia refers to fear and hatred of homosexuals and to anti-homosexual beliefs and prejudices.
By hearing the voices and stories of real people, homophobia is moved from the intellectual to the personal domain, and it becomes increasingly difficult for compassionate human beings to ignore or discount the need for anti-homophobia education in their schools.
www.lycos.com /info/homophobia--fear.html   (389 words)

  
 Campaign - Mission
Institutional homophobia is reflected in religious organizations which have stated or implicit policies against lesbians, gays, and bisexuals leading services; agencies which refuse to allocate resources to services to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people; and governments which fail to insure the rights of all citizens, regardless of their sexual orientation.
Homophobia and heterosexism clearly oppress lesbians, gay males, and bisexual females and males through individual acts of verbal and physical harassment and collective actions which results in invisibility, invalidation, and discrimination.
Homophobia also destroys families when parents discover that one of their children is lesbian, gay, or bisexual.
www.endhomophobia.org /homophobia.htm   (1679 words)

  
 HOMOPHOBIA HURTS EVERYONE
In addition, homophobia is one cause of premature sexual involvement, which increases the chances of teen pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Societal homophobia prevents some LGBT people from developing an authentic self identity, and adds to the pressure to marry, which in turn places undue stress and oftentimes trauma on themselves as well as their heterosexual spouses and their children.
Homophobia combined with sexphobia (fear and revulsion of sex) results in the elimination of discussions of the lives and sexuality of LGBT people as part of school-based sex education, keeping vital information from all students.
www.skeptictank.org /homohurt.htm   (675 words)

  
 glbtq >> social sciences >> Homophobia
Homophobia is also sometimes used to designate any form of anti-gay bias, from distaste for same-sex sex acts to overt discrimination against homosexuals.
Clearly, homophobia represents many different prejudices, and a more accurate term might be "homophobias." Elisabeth Young-Bruehl in her Anatomy of Prejudice examines what she calls primary prejudices: sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, and homophobia.
Homophobia has also been explained in terms of "homosexual panic," the fear of homosexuality in oneself.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/homophobia.html   (807 words)

  
 homophobia - Anarchopedia
The term homophobia means fear or hatred of, aversion to, or prejudice or discrimination against, people who are homosexual.
Notions similar to "homophobia" have legal definitions in some countries, for example in the controversial gay panic defense, a form of insanity defense, or in hate crime legislation.
Extreme cases of homophobia have resulted in cases in which a person was murdered because of their actual or perceived homosexuality.
eng.anarchopedia.org /index.php/homophobia   (2183 words)

  
 Handout: 14 Ways Homophobia and Transphobia Affect Everyone - How to Be a Super Activist and/or Ally - Lesson Plan
Homophobia and transphobia create an environment in which GLBTQ youth may have to face harassment and even violence in their schools, communities and/or homes.
Homophobia forces many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and questioning youth to become sexually active before they really want to, choosing partners of the opposite sex just to hide their sexual orientation or their questions.
Homophobia and transphobia pressure straight people to act unkindly or even cruelly towards GLBTQ people and encourage bullying and cruelty toward anyone whose appearance or behavior isn't sufficiently 'macho' or 'feminine' (from the viewpoint of the bully).
www.advocatesforyouth.org /lessonplans/activistally2.htm   (549 words)

  
 Homophobia Prospectus
Homophobia is a form of masculinity because it is the rejection of femininity and it’s associated qualities.
The thesis of this paper is that homophobia in males is associated with masculinity and the internalization of societies expectations, however some argue that it is based on morals and principles often relating to religion.
Homophobia is a key issue which pertains to this class and in society as a whole.
www.msu.edu /~adyniece/paper.html   (935 words)

  
 International Day Against Homophobia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia) is an event taking place on May 17 aimed at decreasing homophobia worldwide.
Unlike the LGBT Pride Day, which is meant to emphasise proudness of one's sexuality and refusal to be ashamed of it, IDAHO is held to highlight: "...
May 17 was chosen as the day of the event because homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the WHO on May 17 1990.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/International_Day_Against_Homophobia   (147 words)

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