A strong dislike or fear of homosexuals, especially to an unreasonable degree.
Literally, a fear of homosexuality, gay and lesbian people, and the cultural patterns and institutions with which they are associated.
the irrational fear of homosexuals, which manifests itself in disgust, contempt and hatred.
Fear or discomfort about the idea of affection, especially sexually expressed affection, between people of the same sex.
An irrational fear of homosexuals. Homophobic individuals (homophobes) may engage in anti-gay discrimination, harassment or even violence. Gay men and lesbians may be homophobic themselves, since homophobia is ingrained in many cultures.
The irrational fear of and hostility towards homosexuals.
Irrational fear or hatred of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people; the responses of fear, disgust, anger, discomfort and aversion that individuals experience in dealing with gay people; often it is manifest in the form of discrimination and prejudice.
Ideas or actions rooted in fear of or antagonism towards lesbians and gays. Ideas or actions which obstruct the existence and development of the lesbian and gay population.
(Greek: homo: similar + phobos: fear) The homophobic rejects any form of friendship towards a same-sex person, for fear of being considered homosexual. For many heterosexuals, being homosexual is horrifying and means loss of virility.
A term that has so many different definitions that it is almost meaningless. A few of its meanings are: Fear of persons with a homosexual orientation. Hatred of homosexuals. A desire to restrict the human rights of homosexuals, including the right to marry.
Hatred of individuals on the basis of their homosexuality.
Fear/hatred of gay people. Homophobia (like other kinds of intolerance) should not be brought into the ritual circle.
An irrational fear of and hostility towards homosexuals.
has been defined as negative or fearful attitudes to homosexuality.
The fear of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, and the hatred, intolerance, disgust and prejudice that this fear brings. Homophobia refers to individual negative personal prejudice and discriminatory behaviour and is sometimes referred to as heterosexism.
Fear or intolerance of GLBT people, a feeling that is not limited to particular cultures or to straight people
is defined by thoughts, feelings, or actions based on fear, dislike, judgment, or hatred of gay men and lesbians/of those who love and sexually desire those of the same sex. Homophobia has roots in sexism and can include prejudice, discrimination, harassment, and acts of violence.
Irrational fear, hatred or prejudice toward people who are homosexual (gay or lesbian).
The fear of homosexuals, or people thought to be lesbian, gay, or bisexual. This term is at the root of prejudice and discrimination based on an individual's sexual orientation.
Irrational fear of gay people and homosexuality. Coined by George Weinberg in Society and the Healthy Homosexual. (RS) Feelings that homosexuality is not normal, or that homosexuals are bad people, heterosexuals are "normal"
The irrational fear of homosexuals, homosexuality, or any behavior, belief, or attitude of self or others, which doesn't conform to rigid sex-role stereotypes. It is the fear that enforces sexism and heterosexism. The extreme behavior of homophobia is violence.
An extreme hatred, fear, or intolerance of homosexuals.
Hatred of and discrimination against LGBT people.
The irrational fear or hatred of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuals or homosexual behavior.
an extreme irrational hatred or fear of homosexuals
A psychological phenomenon of fear, hatred, and self-loathing of homosexual tendencies projected upon a person or group of people; bigotry against gay men and lesbians.
Fear of, or aversion to homosexuality.
disapproval and unreasoning fear toward members of the LGBT community based on myths and cultural heterosexism.
An unrealistic or irrational fear of gay, lesbian, and bisexual people and their culture, the fear of being perceived as GLB, the fear of one's own GLB tendencies, and/or the fear of being GLB. Homophobia is perpetuated by the negative stereotypes and misconceptions that surround the subject of homosexuality. The extreme behavior of homophobia can lead to hatred, discrimination, and violence against GLB people or people perceived as such.
Literally, the fear of homosexuals and homosexuality, sometimes merely implied, but often taken to the point where biased statements are made or biased actions are taken against lesbians and gay men. Homophobia can be societal, external, or internalized.
Is the irrational fear of homosexuals based on prejudice and upbringing. Usually refers to people who are heterosexual.
The fear of homosexuality as expressed by demeaning images in media texts.
Homophobia is the irrational fear of people who are believed to be lesbian, gay or bisexual.
Originally coined to mean, in classic psychological terms, irrational fear of homosexuality. Now refers usually to bias against or dislike of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people or of stereotypically gay/lesbian behavior, or discomfort with one's own same-sex attractions, or of being perceived as gay or lesbian.
irrational hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality.
Negative feelings, attitudes, actions, or behaviors against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people, or people perceived to be any of the above. It may also manifest as a persons fear of being perceived as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. Consists of three separate components: Sexism, Xenophobia and Erotophobia. Currently, the word is often used in relation to issues of discrimination in regards to gender identity and sexual orientation. Other related terms that may be appropriate in specific cases: 'Biphobia' and 'Transphobia.'
Hostility toward people with non-heterosexual orientations demonstrated by personal attitudes, expressions, and behaviors of defamation, avoidance, discrimination, and/or physical violence or threats against lesbian/gay/bisexual people and their allies.
Hating or being afraid of people who are gay, lesbian or bisexual.
An irrational fear or hatred of homosexuals.
Fear or hatred of lesbians and gay men.
Disparaging or hostile attitude or negative bias towards gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person(s). The fear and persecution of queer people, rooted in a desire to maintain the heterosexual social order. Modify March 7, 2005 To translate into French Homophobie Attitude dénigrante, hostile ou négative à l?endroit des personnes gaies, lesbiennes, bisexuelles, transgenderistes. Persécution des personnes homosexuelles par désir de maintenir l?ordre social hétérosexuel.
Fear of same gender sex partner.
The fear and dislike of homosexuals; studies in masculinity see it as part of an inferiority complex, or lack of security in the traditional stereotypical male role model.
Homophobia is the fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/homophobia dictionary.reference.com It can also mean hatred, hostility, or disapproval of homosexual people, sexual behavior, or cultures, and is generally used to insinuate bigotry.Merriam-Webster's Dictionary 2006 and 11th Collegiate Dictionary, 2005, American Heritage Dictionary. The term homophobic means "prejudiced against homosexual people," and a person who is homophobic is a homophobe.