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HY305 Studies in American Social History: LGBTQ Liberation: Homophobia

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Homophobia

In 1972, psychologist George Weinberg defined homophobia as, "the dread of being in close quarters with homosexuals," or, more generally, "revulsion toward homosexuals."  Today, homophobia is generally thought of as an unreasonable fear or hatred of homosexuality, especially in others but also in oneself (known as internalized homophobia).

from Completely Queer:  The Lesbian and Gay Encyclopedia

Matthew Shepard Act

"In 2009, the 111th United States Congress passed the Matthew Shepard Act, relating to crimes motivated by sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability bias. This graphic shows the House Representatives' votes."

By Marcus Graly, Mr. Matte.

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