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Definitions of Homophobia

Definitions of Homophobia

Homophobia happens on many levels. The dictionary describes homophobia as a fear or hatred of homosexuality, homosexual people, lesbian, gay and bisexual identity, and refers to the values and behaviours which express this fear and hatred. Homophobia is any action, attitude, or behavior that discriminates against or unfairly limits same-sex attracted people because of their sexuality (e.g. preventing a same-sex …

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Homophobia Kills!

Why Homophobia?

So why do homophobes have such a problem with the whole ‘gay’ scene? Is it ignorance? Fear? Or are they right? Will all gay people be cast down to hell for not doing what nature is supposed to have stated? I doubt it. All we have as proof for that last statement is what is written in a book, or …

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Boys Beware

Anti Gay Film: Boys Beware

Boys Beware (1961) may be retro, but that doesn’t mean to say it’s funny. Sometimes retro can be fun. It can be amusing to laugh at the idiotic opinions of our forebears. We can see how far we’ve come and take some kind of comfort in mocking the prejudices of yesteryear. On the other hand we can watch Boys Beware …

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Homophobia Kills!

Internalized Homophobia

In my last article, I discussed responses to homophobia. For example I described incidents where I had been victimized by gays and lesbians as a result of their transphobia, and how I deal with the anger by discussing those feelings with others. Notably, I had reached a point where I was tired of the anger. Rather than being angry at …

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Homophobia Kills!

External Homophobia

Are men and women with gender issues required to deal with those issues effecting gays and lesbians? Yes, absolutely. There are many issues existing that effect both transgender persons and gays and lesbians. The most insidious and device of which is homophobia. Homophobia is an irrational fear or dislike of gays and lesbians. Moreover, it is an intense misunderstanding of …

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Talking to Children and Youth About Homophobia and Transphobia

Talking to Children and Youth About Homophobia and Transphobia

Talking to children and youth about homophobia, biphobia and transphobia Discussing issues like homophobia, transphobia and biphobia with children and youth can provide them with important tools for understanding and resisting the strong influence these phobias have within school culture and society at large. It’s common for children to encounter and learn homophobia, transphobia and biphobia very early in their …

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Biphobia is a Common Problem

Biphobia is a Common Problem

Most people are familiar with the word “homophobia”.  There are many terrible, damaging myths and stereotypes out there that remind us far too much about how common it is to hate and be ignorant. There is another form of phobia that is less spoken about and it’s fairly safe to say that many have never heard of it: It’s called …

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Joseph Stalin

A Brief History of Homophobia in Russia

Stalin didn’t think much of gay rights. Dan Healy of the Moscow Times had given us a history of homophobia in Russia. “Orthodox clerics condemned sex between men and youths. They also condemned men who shaved, used make-up, or wore gaudy clothing as devotees of the “sodomitical sin.”” Peter the Great outlawed sex between men in his Military Code of …

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Homophobic Hate Attack in Turkey

Homophobic Hate Attack in Turkey

Fırat Kaya, known as Firat Delikanli in Aydın, severely subjected the hearing impaired Engin Elekçi to violence on the grounds that he was “gay“. Fırat Delikanlı posted the images on Instagram. Fırat Delikanlı drew great reaction with his posts on his Instagram account. It was revealed that Fırat Delikanlı inflicted violence on a hearing-impaired woman with whom he had been …

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Apologizes for Sexist & Homophobic Statements

Turkish Rapper Ezhel, who is a guest of the new episode of the Justice Atlas podcast series prepared by Anadolu Kültür, apologized for the sexist expressions he used in his songs in the past years. Ezhel, moderator Hazal Özvarış said, “If homophobia and sexism are discussed as you said in the rap community, why are we still exposed to this …

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