is a term for a range of negative attitudes and feelings towards homosexuality and people identified or perceived as being homosexual. Definitions of the term refer variably to antipathy, contempt, aversion, and (irrational) fear
. Based on prejudice
and similar to racism
, xenophobia, anti-semitism, and sexism, homophobia as motivation is observable in critical and hostile behavior such as discrimination and violence on the basis of a non-heterosexual orientation.
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