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Homophobia



Homophobia is fear, hatred, mistrust, or discomfort in regards to people who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual. It can exist in many forms, including contempt, prejudice, aversion, or a general negative attitude towards people who either are or are perceived as LGBTQIA, and can result in things like harassment, job discrimination, or hate crimes. Homophobia is often rooted in fear or ignorance, and can also be tied to a person’s religious beliefs or the culture and belief system they grew up in. Individuals can also experience internalized homophobia, if they themselves experience same-sex attraction while simultaneously holding stigmas or prejudice against it. Even though persecution of LGBTQIA people is legal in many places around the world, there are many international human rights organizations that condemn any laws against homosexual relations between consenting adults as a violation of basic human rights.

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Gay Footballer Robbie Rogers on Locker Room Homophobia

Robbie Rogers is an American professional footballer who plays for LA Galaxy. In February 2013, shortly after leaving the British football club Leeds Utd, he announced his retirement at 25 and said he was gay.

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Breaking the Surface

Champions aren’t born, they’re made. The haunting, searingly candid New York Times bestselling memoir of Greg Louganis’ journey to overcome homophobia, colorism, and disability to become one of the best Olympic athletes in the world.

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DaBaby Probably Won’t Take the Time to Read This. You Should.

The truth about HIV, AIDS, and the gay community is easy to find. Here are some facts the rapper failed to collect before spitting homophobia.

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LGBT Documentary: Gay, Old and Out

Meet the people who paved the way for LGBT rights. It has been a long hard fight to secure acceptance for the LGBT community, and the older people who fought the fight often get overlooked and forgotten.

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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope.

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Two Gay Athletes, Decades Apart: Divers Greg Louganis and Aaron Ach on Their Experiences | NowThis

Olympic legend Greg Louganis and young diver Aaron Ach reflect on their experiences as gay athletes, decades apart.

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When We Rise: My Life in the Movement

Born in 1954, Cleve Jones was among the last generation of gay Americans who grew up wondering if there were others out there like himself. There were.

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Unashamed: A Coming-Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians

On a daily basis, author and LGBTQ advocate Amber Cantorna receives emails asking the same question: How does one reconcile their sexuality with their faith? Depression, despair, and thoughts of suicide often haunt LGBTQ Christians as they feel unable to imagine the possibility of living a happy,...

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The Reappearing Act: Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians

It’s hard enough coming out, but playing basketball for a nationally ranked school and trying to figure out your sexual identity in the closeted and paranoid world of big-time college sports—that’s a challenge.

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Caste: A Brief History of Racism, Sexism, Classism, Ageism, Homophobia, Religious Intolerance, Xenophobia, and Reasons for Hope

We have inherited a world full of humans who have been healed and hurt by other humans. There was a time, in an age before this one, when ignorance was forgivable. But that time has passed. Now is not the time for the enlightened to sneer at the brutes. Sneering hurts people.

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