the range of negative attitudes, intolerance and resentment towards lesbian people (and, by association, other sapphic women, such as bisexual women), which may be different to homophobia; such as discrimination, hatred, abuse and/or hostility.
Lesbophobia may differ from homophobia in that it may also encompass sexism and misogyny as well as homophobia, or sexism in spite of homophobia: for example, the belief that same-sex male love is legitimate, “real” or acceptable, but that same-sex female love isn’t.
Lesbophobia, sadly, is not restricted to heterosexual people.
Originally published: 9th December, 2020
Last modified: 9th December, 2020