Definition of Homophobia
(noun) Irrational fear of or prejudice against individuals who are or perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, and other non-heterosexual people.
- American English – /hoh-muh-fOH-bee-uh/
- British English – /hoh-muh-fOh-bee-uh/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˌhoʊməˈfoʊbiə/
- British English – /ˌhəʊməˈfəʊbɪə/
- Plural: homophobias
- A (noun) homophobe is (adjective) homophobic and acts (adverb) homophobically.
- Sex and Gender Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “homophobia” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- GLBTQ Archive: www.glbtqarchive.com
- Homophobic Bullying – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: unesco.org
- National Institute for Challenging Homophobia Education: niche.thatssogay.com.au
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Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “homophobia.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 3, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/homophobia/).
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homophobia. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/homophobia/
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“homophobia.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 3 Oct. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/homophobia/>.