Homophobia is the active targeting of lesbians and gay men based on ignorance, fear and prejudice. It is rooted in simplistic and stereotypical views of what people from the LGBT community are. It can take the form of verbal abuse, physical violence, or attacks in the press or media. It humiliates, degrades, intimidates, insults, excludes, silences or harms us on the basis of our actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
Homo: a group (genus) of primates that includes modern humans (Homo sapiens)
Phobia: an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of a person, object or situation that poses little real danger but provokes anxiety and avoidance.
The term homophobia was coined in the late 1960s by psychologist George Weinberg. Weinberg used homophobia to label heterosexuals' dread of being in close quarters with homosexuals as well as homosexuals' self loathing. The word first appeared in print in 1969 and was subsequently discussed at length in Weinberg's 1972 book, Society and the Healthy Homosexual
This is how homophobia feels in 2018 | The Social BBC Scotland | 9 Apr 2018 | 4m 17s
Two men hold hands in a public place, but even in 2018, something’s not quite right. Time For Love explores homophobia in modern society, and also the concept of normality. Do the pressures of convention turn us against one another? Is love the price?
I'm not homophobic but... | Greg and Mitch | 13 Sep 2017 | 3m 33s
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‘Unsafe’ school riddled with homophobic bullying slammed as ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted | 1 Feb 2022
Doctor’s haunting last words played in court after being left to die in ‘homophobic’ attack | Pink News | 27 Jan 2022
BBC News - Gay couple refused south London house viewing and purchase | BBC | 24 Jan 2022
Homophobic gang attack gay couple with hammer in terrifying street robbery: ‘I’m lost for words’ | Pink News | 26 Nov 2021
BBC News - Gay and Muslim: 'My family wanted to cure me' | BBC | 30 Nov 2021
Outrage after gay woman diagnosed at Spanish hospital with ‘homosexuality’ | The Guardian | 7 Oct 2021
For LGBTQ+ football fans, even more must be done | Huck | 16 Jul 2021
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What's morally wrong with homosexuality? | John Corvino | 9 July 2013 | 57m 59s
Recorded here in 2007, John Corvino dismantles common arguments against same-sex relationships, including those based on nature, harm, and religion.
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Stand Up at Work! | BeLonGTo, Ireland | 15 May 2015 | 7m 20s
Against Homophobia | Stand Out, Australia | 19 Jul 2011 | 5m 25s
No to homophobia | ALSO, Australia | 26 Aug 2012 | 1m 05s
Gay men share their first experience of homophobia | Pink News | 27 Feb 2019 | 5m 6s