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homophobia

The range of negative attitudes, intolerance and resentment of homosexuals, homosexuality and therefore, by extension, anyone associated or perceived as being homosexual (and, as such, may include biphobia and transphobia).

Discrimination against gay and Queer people is deep-rooted in society; in much of the world, such attitudes tend to stem from religious teachings, which has led to the criminalisation of homosexuality and homosexual acts, and continues in the form of discrimination.

Someone who possesses homophobia would be described as homophobic.

Originally published: 4th December, 2020
Last modified: December 4, 2020