Homophobia Kills reveals chronicle of hate (2008).
ChildLine Case Notes ((PDF Download, PDF Download)
An estimated 2,725 young people call ChildLine each year to talk about sexual orientation, homophobia or homophobic bullying... The most common problem cited by this group of young people was homophobic ullying. Fear of telling parents (or problems after telling them) was also a significant source of concern. Some young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people reported being triply isolated, with schools, friends and families all being unsupportive at best or overtly homophobic at worst.
Violence Against Gays Unabated: Australia, 2003 - Violence against LGBT people (Wikipedia).
Rise In Gay Hate On Eve Of Amsterdam Pride - 2004 (Alternate Link):
"A report on hate crimes against gays and lesbians, released on the eve of Pride celebrations in Amsterdam, shows a marked increase in homophobic crime."
FBI data shows spike in hate crimes against gays, religious groups in 2008.
FBI data: Hate crimes against LGBT people on the rise (2012)
Violence Against Gay People Can - And Must - "Be Stopped (2009):
In London, recorded homophobic
attacks are up by 20 per cent. In Glasgow it's 32 per cent; in Liverpool
it's 40 per cent; in Greater Manchester it's 63 per cent.
James Parks is only the latest face to be kicked in by this trend: last
week, the off-duty police officer left a club in Liverpool with his
and was lynched by a group of 20 teenagers who smashed his skull and
left him close to death..."
Is gay bashing on the rise? (UK, 2009): Just as gay and lesbian people are starting to enjoy equal rights, the number of attacks against them seems to be rising. Why?
In a Progressive State, a City Where Gay Life Hangs by a Thread (2007):
To live in Newark often means grappling with unrelenting poverty, the
anesthetizing lure of drugs, murderous gangs, a lack of decent jobs.
But for gay men, lesbians and transgender people, there are additional
obstacles that are seldom acknowledged: gay bashings, H.I.V., open
hostility from many religious leaders and sometimes callous treatment
by the police.
Gay Suicide (Police responsible? Just watch the bloody video!):
Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, Cornwall Police Authority & the
Independent Police Complaints Commission may well (and DO in my
experience) turn a blind eye to the abuses, violations &
intimidation as are carried out by Cornwall police officers AGAINST
LGBT gay persons, but we DON'T! The Intercom Trust, Cornwall Pride,
Cornwall LGBT Pact exclude & ostracise those gay people who have
been abused & violated by Cornwall police. These so-called gay
organisations might have wet their knickers in excitement, simpering
& fawning because Cornwall police flew a multicoloured rag from a
police station ...whilst in reality, Cornwall Police just keep on
homophobically abusing gay people.Cornwall Police...They KILL gay people...don't they?
New Book Details Increase in Antigay
Violence Worldwide (2004)
Gays Seeking Asylum Find Familiar
Prejudices in U. S. (2001)
Release of 2003 National School Climate Survey Sheds New Light
on the Experiences of LGBT Students in America’s Schools:
The 2005 National School Climate Survey
students heard derogatory remarks such as "faggot" or "dyke" frequently
or often at school, and nearly nine out of ten (89.2%) reported hearing
"that's so gay" or "you're so gay" - meaning stupid or worthless-
frequently or often. Over a third (37.8%) of students experienced
physical harassment at school on the basis of sexual orientation and
more than a quarter (26.1%) on the basis of their gender expression.
Nearly one-fifth (17.6%) of students had been physically assaulted
because of their sexual orientation and over a tenth (11.8%) because of
their gender expression.
Think Before You Speak- Homophobia in High Schools (Video)
What do you say to "That's so Gay!" (2010)
The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Middle School Students: Findings from the 2007 National School Climate Survey. Research Brief.
2007 National School Climate Survey: Nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT Students Harassed.
Jamie Hubley, Gay 15-Year-Old Ottawa, Canada (2011). Related: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
"I hate being the only open gay guy in my school… It f***ing sucks, I
really want to end it. Like all of it, I not getting better theres 3
more years of highschool left, Iv been on 4 different anti
-depressants, none of them worked. I’v been depressed since january, How
f***ing long is this going to last. People said “It gets better”. Its
f***ing bull****. I go to see psychologist,What the f*** are they
suppost to f***ing do? All I do is talk about problems, it doesnt make
them dissapear?? I give up."
Gay teens 'terrorized' in Canada's schools (2009, Study). Related: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
It Gets Better Project. - Jamey Rodemeyer Suicide (2011): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
The Politics of Biology by Shivanda Khan (PDF). Defining terms used in working with male-to-male sex:
"Self-masturbating is a same-sex behaviour. It is a ‘manly’ hand holding the penis, no matter what the surface imagination relates."
"Such an approach generates homophobia. Where untoward desires creep into our self-awareness, we can but deny them forcefully since we are not 'that', but 'this'. We have to scourge out this opposite [homosexuality]."
Straight or gay, we're all just acting. - Homophobia Quiz.
Another Murder of A Black, Gay English Professor (2010). - Homophobia, classism, the politics of rape. Related.
The Erotic Theater of the Mind: Secret Sexual Fantasies (2010):
"Even, perhaps especially, the outwardly homophobic male has gay fantasies. Why do you think a guy like that is so scared of gays “converting” straight men? Because in his fantasies, that’s exactly what happens: a hugely endowed male dominates him, forcing him to have sex—usually giving oral or taking anal--and he likes it, at least in fantasy (again, this doesn’t necessarily mean he’s truly gay). Masters & Johnson reported that heterosexuals often fantasize about homosexual encounters and vice versa, more often reflecting curiosity and other impulses than the desire to change the gender of one's real-life lovers. Norman Mailer went so far as to say that “There is probably no sensitive heterosexual alive who is not preoccupied with his latent homosexuality.” I would add “at some point in his life,” since such desires come and go. Our society tends to make things black or white, good or bad, male or female, heterosexual or homosexual. But the human sexual imagination is most definitely bisexual, even what you might call omnisexual...
Dong: "Anger is what pushes me forward" (Alternate Link): "I was asked by a student
at a recent presentation of my films: "What keeps you going after all these
years?" My answer: "Anger. Anger that the world is an unfair place. Anger
that after over 25 years I still need to make films that attack social
injustices. And most of all, anger that any sexuality other than heterosexuality
is condemned equally by all sectors of our society, regardless of race,
religion, nationality, class or gender. My films are my weapon, it's what
I know best... It was no surprise, then, that incidents of anti-gay violence
saw a dramatic increase across the nation immediately after the military
controversy, and continue to escalate as I write this essay. As for myself,
my first of two gay-bashing experiences occurred in 1977. My initial thought
was, "Why me?" This quickly grew into the larger question: "Why does this
happen at all?" It took me 20 years to find a way to explore this inquiry:
I would go to prisons and visit killers who have been convicted of murdering
gay men. I would ask them directly: "Why did you do it?" This formed the
basis for my film "Licensed to Kill." As I set out to meet these prisoners,
to discover what these men were made of, I did not find misfits, outcasts,
fanatics or lunatics. Instead, I found a deeply disturbing reflection of
American society. I saw that while individuals are responsible for their
actions, individual minds can also be nurtured and molded by social conditioning.
One killer told me he was taught by his junior high school librarian that
homosexuality was wrong. Another inmate recalled how he was told that gay
men were weak, and that "you could take theirs and they wouldn't put up
a fight." A third murderer claimed that the Bible preaches that homosexuality
was a sin worthy of death, and if that's what the Bible says, it must be
true. He remembers: "They were trying to sink into our heads then when
we were kids that what's written in the Bible is right." ..." - Arthur
Dong: Biography / Films. - Dong,
Arthur (Film, 1997).
Licenced to Kill. Deep Focus Productions,
Text. (Related). Elton John urges fight against homophobia (2007, Alternate Link). - PBS Frontline: assault on gay america: how 'homophobic' are you? - Frontline: assault on gay america: the roots of homophobia: Hating gays - An overview of scientific studies. - Internalized homobia in each one of us (Alternate Link). - Don't Look Gay: Why American Men Are Afraid of Intimacy with Each Other:
"Why do adolescent boys often leave empty seats between each other when
they go to the movies? It's a product of the culture of male homophobia
in America which pushes men to avoid intimacy and gay stereotypes." - Hate Crimes Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Individuals (2009). - Anti-GLBTQ Hate Crimes. - Weekend vigils around US to honor slain gay teens (2009). - Young, Gay and Murdered (2008):
Kids are coming out younger, but are schools ready to handle the
complex issues of identity and sexuality? For Larry King, the question
had tragic implications.
Polland, Ruth (Editor, 2009, PDF). However You Wanna See Me, I’m Just Me: Stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Gay Men, Lesbians and Sistergirls:
This is a resource for combating homophobia and transphobia for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Gay Men, Lesbians and
Sistergirls. The stories in this booklet tell of finding support from
our friends, peers and organisations. They give examples of how others
have found strength and overcome obstacles, which makes the community
safer and more accepting for everyone. Everyone has the right to live
safely... It was last year, December 4, I remember it clear as. I got
attacked because of my sexuality. I was on Flinders Street. This young,
Caucasian guy attacked me and called me a faggot, and said: "hope you
die". He stabbed me in the face twice with a glass bottle. I got rushed
to hospital. I’m not going to let this beat me. The first six months it
didn’t really hit me. I was just binge drinking a lot to numb the pain.
And then all of a sudden I couldn’t sleep, couldn’t breathe...
The F Word
Faggot. The homophobic slur has been reclaimed as a term of endearment
and pride. But does the use of the word within New York’s isolated gay
community allow it to maintain its power as a potent form of hate for
the rest of the world? When Jenni “JWoww” Farley dropped the
F-bomb on the season-three premiere of MTV’s Jersey Shore, calling
fellow cast mate Ronnie Ortiz-Magro a “fucking faggot” during a heated,
if routine, argument-turned-throwdown, her fellow cast mates barely
flinched. Gay viewers (those agile enough to catch the bleeped-out
pejorative) likely expected a protest from Vinny Guadagnino, at least,
since he took time out of his busy Snooki-smooshing schedule to film an
It Gets Better video and launch IHAV, a line of T-shirts that supports
anti-bullying organizations. But like so many instances of
deliberate degradation against gays and lesbians, JWoww’s display of
bigotry went unreprimanded...
Bully Gets 'Girl' (2012):
This may help to explain why effeminate or gender-nonconforming male
youth (i.e., those who are perceived to be gay) are in such regular and
tremendous jeopardy, symbolizing as they do a loss of male power and
privilege. We may also expect that other targets of bullying singled out
for entirely different characteristics may be referred to by terms
reserved for effeminate or perceived gay males, because such males are
at the very bottom of the cultural barrel. Lee Hirsch's just-released
documentary Bully is an evocative depiction of how the gender binary
impacts acts of aggression. The subjects -- several kids facing repeated
bullying in school, as well as the families of two boys who committed
suicide -- are all seen through a misogynistic lens. The boys are
constantly called "bitch" and "pussy," while school administrators try
to explain away the harassment, noting that "boys will be boys" and
encouraging the youths (at least the boys) to resolve their
"differences" with a "manly" handshake. Similarly, though none of the
subjects are out, self-identified gay males, the word "faggot" is
uttered throughout the film more than any other derogatory term, and in
one scene a 12-year-old boy named Alex is threatened on the bus by a
peer who says, "I'll shove a broomstick up your ass." According to The
Los Angeles Times, this explicitly homophobic scene was the lynchpin in
the ratings controversy surrounding the film and was almost cut in order
to change the MPAA rating from R to PG-13 -- still another example of
the "gay" aspect of this epidemic at risk of being minimized or erased.
The two female subjects are featured less in the documentary, and though
we do not learn much about them, it is made clear that one of them has
deviated from gender and sexual norms, having come out at her school as a
lesbian... The gender binary and its relationship to bullying may be an
elusive and challenging concept for many, because it requires us to
self-reflect, examine our own expectations, and perhaps even change some
of them. No one wants to feel he or she is part of the problem. But we
are, all of us. An awareness of the systems through which we live and
perceive the world, and which we maintain everyday, is essential for
healing and change to take place. Part of the solution lies in changing
our expectations for how males and females "should" behave, particularly
males. We can take a page from the fathers in Bully, all of whom have
been forced to walk in the shoes of their victimized, "feminized"
children, all of whom now allow themselves to be emotional, to cry, and
to take action against this problem. We cannot wait for more young
people (and their families) to be destroyed before we too make the
necessary adjustments in our expectations of what is "male" and what is
The cubicle and the closet: Almost half of LGBT workers are not out at work, survey says N/A (2011, Related): Two-thirds of LGBT workers in a Human Rights Campaign 2009 survey said "one reason they are not open to everyone at work is because 'it's nobody's business.'" The report goes on to say that the data showed the "nobody's business" employees might be influenced by bad attitudes about LGBT people at work... But every work environment isn't as welcoming. A Human Rights Campaign study showed that 58 percent of LGBT people reported negative comments or jokes about gay people at work. One-fourth to one-third of the people at gay-hostile workplaces said they were distracted, depressed or exhausted. - Employers less likely to interview openly gay men for job openings: study (2011): The study, which is the largest of its kind to look at job discrimination against gay men, found that employers in the South and Midwest were much less likely to offer an interview if an applicant's resume indicates that he is openly gay. Overall, the study found that gay applicants were 40 percent less likely to be granted an interview than their heterosexual counterparts. "The results indicate that gay men encounter significant barriers in the hiring process because, at the initial point of contact, employers more readily disqualify openly gay applicants than equally qualified heterosexual applicants," writes the study's author, András Tilcsik of Harvard University.
LGBTQ: On the Streets, In the Schools, Outside the System (2006):
Thousands of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) youth are
forced out on to the streets in the U.S. each year, and face
harassment, homophobia and even violence in their high schools. In
addition, there are many LGBTQs outside this country seeking an
increasingly difficult path to political asylum in the U.S. On this
edition, we'll hear from the LGBTQ community, on the streets, in the
schools and outside the system. - Racism and sexism 'persists in police service' (UK). - Greedy clubs tell gay players to keep quiet about sexuality (2006):
The Independent's survey of professional footballers in England reveals
today that a majority of players believe their industry is homophobic,
but the only openly gay man on the Football Association's Council says
that the major hurdle for any player in coming out is concern over how
that player's value might be damaged. - Gay-hate crime rife across Scotland’s housing sector (2006). - Fear and loathing (2005):
After years of sectarian hatred, Northern Ireland faces a new kind of
intolerance. Mary O'Hara returns to a Belfast uncomfortable with racial
diversity and sexual difference. - Gay Teen Murdered in Liverpool: LGBT Youth Groups Demand Action (2008). - Research on the Mental Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People
(Ireland, 2009): 80% of online respondents had been verbally abused because
of their LGBT identity... 25% of the overall sample had been physically
threatened by their school peers... 34% reported homophobic comments by
teachers or other staff members... - Endemic levels of homophobic bullying in schools (2011). - Ten Ways Homophobia Affects Straight People. - Americans move dramatically toward acceptance of homosexuality (2011).
Himmelstein KE, Brückner H (2011). Criminal-justice and school sanctions against nonheterosexual youth: a national longitudinal study. Pediatrics, 127(1): 49-57. Abstract. PDF
Download. The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
followed a nationally representative sample of adolescents who were in
grades 7 through 12 in 1994-1995. Data from the 1994-1995 survey and the
2001-2002 follow-up were analyzed. Three measures were used to assess
nonheterosexuality: same-sex attraction, same-sex romantic
relationships, and lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) self-identification.
Six outcomes were assessed: school expulsion; police stops; juvenile
arrest; juvenile conviction; adult arrest; and adult conviction.
Multivariate analyses controlled for adolescents' sociodemographics and
behaviors, including illegal conduct... Nonheterosexuality consistently
predicted a higher risk for sanctions. For example, in multivariate
analyses, nonheterosexual adolescents had greater odds of being stopped
by the police (odds ratio: 1.38 [P < .0001] for same-sex attraction
and 1.53 [P < .0001] for LGB self-identification). Similar trends
were observed for school expulsion, juvenile arrest and conviction, and
adult conviction. Nonheterosexual girls were at particularly high
risk... Nonheterosexual youth suffer disproportionate educational and
criminal-justice punishments that are not explained by greater
engagement in illegal or transgressive behaviors. Understanding and
addressing these disparities might reduce school expulsions, arrests,
and incarceration and their dire social and health consequences.
Benoit-Bryan, Jennifer (2011). The Runaway Longitudinal Study:
A panel study spanning 15 years which examines the characteristics of
kids who run away from home and the long term impacts of run away
behavior on key outcomes in adulthood. National Runaway Switchboad. PDF
Download. The data used in
this study are from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent
Health (Add Health), a nationally representative sample of over 15,000
adolescents who were followed in to adulthood with four longitudinal
interview points. The study used a clustered school sampling design of
adolescents in grades 7-12 during the 1994-1995 school year. The most
recent set of interviews occurred in 2008-2009 with a sample aged 24-32.
This data set provides the unique ability to track individuals across
15 years and to examine how behaviors and characteristics of adolescence
are connected to the outcomes of health, education, and economics for
the same individuals in adulthood. In particular, this analysis uses
waves three and four of the dataset, conducted when the respondents were
adults, to examine the impacts of run away behavior at waves one and
two of the study when respondents were adolescents... Individuals who
described themselves as 100% heterosexual had the lowest run away rate
at 7.6%. The highest run away rate was reported by bisexuals at 21.7%.
The rate for individuals who self-identified as mostly heterosexual was
also extremely high at 17.7%, followed by the rate for 100% homosexuals
at 13%, individuals who report not being attracted to either sex at
11.8%, and mostly homosexuals at 11.5%.
Higdon, Michael J. (2008). Queer Teens and Legislative Bullies: The Cruel and Invidious Discrimination Behind Heterosexist Statutory Rape Laws. UC Davis Law Review, 42(1): 195-263. PDF
Download. Most states make
an exception to their statutory rape laws for sexual acts involving an
adolescent victim, who is below the age of consent, when the defendant
is close in age to the victim (i.e., generally no older than three or
four years). However, a few states explicitly limit such exceptions
(commonly referred to as Romeo and Juliet exceptions) to only those
situations involving teens who are of the opposite gender. Thus,
adolescents in these states who have sex with someone below the age of
consent, and who are also the same gender as the defendant, cannot avail
themselves to the exception. As a result, these teens are faced with
felony convictions, large fines and mandatory sex offender registration —
penalties that would not attach had the victim been the opposite
gender. This article argues that such disparate treatment is not only
cruel, but is also invidious discrimination that violates the Equal
Protection Clause given that these laws serve primarily to stigmatize
LGBT adolescents, a class of individuals that is already one of the most
stigmatized and at-risk groups in American society.
Higdon Michael J (2011). To Lynch a Child: Bullying and Gender Nonconformity in our Nation's Schools. Indiana Law Journal, 86(3): 826-878. PDF Download. Indeed, the student who fails to conform to generally accepted gender stereotypes frequently finds him or herself among the chronically victimized. In essence, these children are isolated and demonized for their failure to adhere to our society’s unwritten “code” of what is required of boys and girls. As such, I contend that the treatment these students are subjected to frequently goes beyond bullying and instead becomes a form of lynching. After all, just as the violence that befell African Americans like Emmett Till was often the result of perceived violations of that society’s racial hierarchy, the bullying I focus on in this Article is predicated on the child’s “violation” of our society’s rather rigid gender roles. Further, just as the violence used during the civil rights era was designed to produce compliance through fear, such bullying likewise operates to create fear in those who are bullied, sending them the powerful message to either conform to their expected gender role or face continued bullying. In addition, just as the entire community participated in and supported the practice of race-based lynching, gender-based bullying goes far beyond the individual perpetrator(s). As discussed below, such bullies operate with relative impunity and often, in fact, with the explicit approval of school administrators and the larger school community. Even in the absence of explicit approval, however, it is largely the community standards of appropriate gender roles that drive this form of bullying. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, this bullying often results in death, either at the hand of the bully or by suicide. However, even when physical death is not a direct result, a number of studies have shown that the psychological harms that typically result from such bullying, like those harms suffered by African American children during segregation, are tantamount to death given the destructive role these harms can play throughout the remainder of the bullied student’s life...
Does It Get Better? A Roundtable on LGBTQ Youth
(2011): But does it get better? When it comes to the lives of LGBTQ
people, recent history offers a more complex reality... But that’s only
part of the story. Every step forward seems to be threatened by a push
backward; progress is by no means inevitable.. For queer youth,
especially, such prejudice is still a powerful barrier to progress.
Those of us who work in the LGBTQ community—especially those of us who
grew up as closeted, questioning, or queer kids ourselves—know that
bullying is not a new story. Study after study confirms that LGBTQ youth
are more likely to be harassed or homeless, more susceptible to
substance abuse and public health risks, and more prone to depression
and suicide than their straight and gender-conforming peers.1 Epithets
like “gay,” “fag,” and “dyke” are still widely deployed and accepted -
in classrooms and locker rooms, on playgrounds and athletic fields - and
young people whose actions and appearances don’t conform to normative
gender expectations are often teased for being “tomboys,” “sissies,”
“trannies,” and the like. Such bullying, which can take both verbal and
physical (and now virtual) form, is especially rampant among adolescent
boys whose conceptions of “manhood” and “masculinity” are contaminated
by homophobia, trans-phobia, and sexism that often go unchallenged by
teachers, coaches, religious leaders, and family members. In a recent
speech on bullying, one of my Kennedy School of Government students
presciently noted, “children often learn words like ‘fag’ and ‘dyke’ in
the same place where they learn to say ‘mommy’ and ‘daddy.’” And as the
award-winning lesbian writer Sarah Schulman documents in her haunting
memoir, The Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences,
for many queer kids, the bullying begins at home. And it doesn’t end
there. As the recent suicides and studies demonstrate, the world is
still a treacherous place for many LGBTQ kids. - When Bullying Takes a Life: Advocacy Tips to Protect LGBTQ Youth (2011).
Brändström A (21012). Challenging heteronormativity through literature: Teaching David Levithan’s Boy meets boy with norm critical pedagogy. Göteborg University: Department of Languages and Literatures/English. PDF
Download. Abstract Excerpt: Norms are usually taken for granted and
made invisible and the first step in any norm critical work is therefore
to discern them. Boy meets boy can help pupils do that. It
introduces readers to a world without homophobia, a world where hetero -
, homo - and bisexuality are considered equally normal.
Heteronormativity is disrupted, and readers are encouraged to question
their assumptions of normalcy. It could thus be argued that Boy meets boy
is suitable to use as a starting point for norm critical discussions on
gender and sexuality. This essay contains a literary and didactic
analysis of Levithan’s novel as well as examples of norm critical
exercises for the language classroom.
Syracuse University Students in CFE/QSX 300 (2010, Under the direction of Elizabethe Payne). 2010 Report on Queer Youth in the Syracuse City School District. PDF Download.
One issue with Syracuse area GSAs is their insistence on providing a
“safe space” for youth – without actually improving the overall climate
of the entire school. In an interview with a guidance counselor at
Syosset High School, Zack noted that the members of the school’s GSA
want more than just a specified “safe space”. “I think [the GSA] is…a
place of comfort. [The club members] would like to be more activist.
It’s discussed a lot about what could we do as in terms of activism” (Z.
Beal, personal communication, November 17, 2010). In the larger sense, a
“safe space” identifies the rest of the school as unsafe: "Having safe
spaces on campus where students feel that they can have a temporary
reprieve from harassment is important…but the establishment of these
spaces, rather than being an answer to the problem…only make the problem
more apparent. The larger problem is…that students do not experience
the entirety of their school as 'safe' and therefore require these
zones." (Payne & Smith, 2010, p. 16) Although designated safe
spaces bring about queer visibility and give queer kids a sense of
safety, the larger problem of the overall “unsafe space” of the schools
needs to be addressed and dealt with effectively.
Syracuse University Students in CFE/QSX 300 (2010, Under the direction of Elizabethe Payne). 2010 Report on Queer Youth in the Syracuse City School District. PDF Download. With the recent rash of LGBTQ suicides, many people have begun to question why queer adolescents feel so lost and hopeless. The media and news programs discuss bullying, and the LGBTQ community sets up support programs (It Gets Better and the Trevor Project). The real reason for these suicides is one that is not addressed by the media or the LGBTQ community. No matter how many anti-bullying programs are started, no matter how many support initiatives are created, and no matter what television programs are aired, the bullying will not stop until the root of the problem is dealt with. The problem is the overwhelming silence which smothers LGBTQ youth. This silence forces all non-normative, gender non-conforming and non-heterosexual adolescents into a position of non-existence. Bullying and suicide cannot be addressed until the silence is shattered and the LGBTQ youth are given a legitimate space within schools.
Sexual Orientation Microaggressions: “Death by a Thousand Cuts” for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth
(2011): In recent years, there has been a growth of literature
examining the mental health impacts of microaggressions, which are
defined as subtle forms of discrimination toward oppressed groups. The
current study utilized a qualitative focus group method and directed
content analysis to categorize several types of sexual orientation
microaggressions that exist. Eight themes were identified, including
“Use of heterosexist terminology” and “Endorsement of heteronormative
culture/behaviors.” Results suggest that lesbian, gay, and bisexual
(LGB) individuals experience both conscious and unconscious
microaggressions from heterosexuals and support that microaggressions
negatively impact LGB individual's mental health. Implications for youth
development are discussed.
Amnesty International Issues Rights Report 2001 N/A: "Gay men and lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered are tortured and mistreated in at least 30 countries, including the United States, Amnesty International said in a report issued Friday. "There is an overriding tolerance of abuse because of the social stigma attached to homosexuality and (because of) defined gender norms," William F. Schulz of Amnesty International USA, told the Associated Press."- Crimes of hate, conspiracy of silence: Torture and ill-treatment based on sexual identity (PDF Download). - Government Inaction & Abuse Drives Torture, Sexual Assault, Forced Psychiatric Treatment of Lesbians and Gays Worldwide. - Perceptions of homophobia and heterosexism in physical education: "These data indicate that homophobic and heterosexist behaviors are common in secondary schools, that teachers intend to provide a safe space, and that teachers fail to confront heterosexist or homophobic behaviors and take proactive steps to create an inclusive environment." - Threatening space: (physical) education and homophobic body work. - Sexuality and physical education. - Social exclusion of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Europe (PDF Download) (Download Page) (Alternate Link). - Queer APIs: When Communities Collide. - Homophobia in the business world. - Lord Browne Not Alone - Half Of UK Gay Workers Are Afraid To Come Out. - 2nd GU student hurt in anti-gay attacks: Another campus vigil held: university officials team with city police. - Students subject to homophobia (2009, Boston College).
Homophobia & Homonegativity & Heterosexism & Hétérosexisme (Wikipedia). Homophobia
and Heterosexism: - Internalized Heterosexism: A Historical and Theoretical Overview. - Definitions,
Dr. G. Herek Websight: "Sexual Orientation: Science, Education, and Policy. - Campaign
to End Homophobia. - A
Survey of Homophobia. - Homophobia:
a systemic problem. - Qu'est-ce
que l'homophobie? "Les milles et un visage de l'homophobie." - Aux
origines de l'homophobie. - Homophobia:
The Social Basis of Male Supremacy? - What
is the psychology behind homophobia among heterosexual men? - My Homophobic Parents: Homophobic Parents won't stop me being who I am. - Forum
on homophobia and bullying in schools. - Reports
of parental maltreatment during childhood in a United States population-based
survey of homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual adults: Abstract.
NWT - Challenging Homophobia: School Health Program (PDF Download). - Handling Homophobia: Gay Rights or Children’s Needs? - An Assessment of Personal Homophobia. - Curbing Homophobia in Reggae. - Is
homophobia inevitable?: Evidence that explores the constructed nature
of homophobia, and the techniques through which men unlearn it. - Canada’s ethnic minorities launch fight against homophobia (2009). - 2009 Anti-Heterosexism Conference Deemed Ground-Breaking. - The 1st International March against Stigma, Discrimination and Homophobia.
Gay Men and the Self Destructive Impulse: This paper was delivered at the ‘Men’s health in south London’ conference. - Axis of Evil versus Axis of Gay Eros (Alternate Link): "Having a psyche dominated by the shadow of internalized homophobia can cause the gay individual to be self destructive. This notion of self destruction is planted inside us through homophobic mistreatment we received as gay children." - The Process of Gay Identity: Internalized Homophobia. - Assessment of Internalized Homophobia. - The Psychology of Sexual Prejudice. - HIV/AIDS risk perception, attitudes and sexual behaviour in Portugal: "Homosexual relations between men were seen as either totally or partially acceptable by 38%." - Troubling trends with black America and Homophobia: Similarities between minorities should be embraced, not used to further divide historically disadvantaged peoples. - The Impact of Homophobia and Racism on GLBTQ Youth of Color. - Campaign Against Black Homophobia Launches On Long Island Rail Road (2010). - Is Homophobia Just Narcissism? - Upcoming Film Examines Wrestling History, Homoeroticism, and Homophobia. - John Mayer Spews Racism, Sexism, Homophobia in Playboy Interview.
What is Homophobia? - Qu'est-ce que l'homophobie? - Homophobia verses Heterosexism: Is There a Difference? - Heterosexism: Definitions and Responses. - 'Heterosexism' is what we all need a cure for. - What is Heterosexual Privilege? - Heterosexual privilege is here, there, everywhere. - I Have Heterosexual Privilege If... (Alternate Link) - Accepted’ Targets N.J. Girl’s Slaying Shows War on Homophobia Has Many More Battles N/A.- Memorial/Demonstration for Anti-Homophobia: "Basically what happened was that a fremont/newark boy who dressed as a women and identified as a women, went to a party and met four boys. they were flirting with her and when they found out she was really a boy, they beat her, strangled her, and burried her in the sierra mountains." - Girls Germs: Sexuality, Gender, Health and Metaphors of Contagion.(Plummer D - March, 2000 - Paper, NSW Chapter Scientific Meeting. Alternate Link) - The Causes and Effects of Homophobia: You Can Make A Difference Must Scroll). - The Roots Of Homophobia. - The origins of homophobia. - Engendering homophobia: violence, sexuality and gender conformity. - Homophobie. - State-sponsored Homophobia A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults (ILGA, 2009). - Meet the New Homophobia; Different than the Old Homophobia (2008).
An excellent example of heterosexism from Ask Osho (Searching for information needed): "But your making love to a man, or a woman making love to a woman, is not going to help. I am not against homosexuality: [?] I am simply stating a fact. [?] I have no condemnation for it, but it will not be fulfilling -- that much I have to say." - References are available at Google.com: Homosexuality will not be fulfilling (Alternate Link). In the past Osho's site produced a browser crash when stated link was sought.) Osho, however, is quite wise with respect to people who hate homosexual individuals. See: "Osho, Why do I hate homosexuals?" (Must Scroll) - "Sargam, deep down you must be a homosexual, otherwise why should you hate them? Hate is love upside-down, hate is love doing sirshasan -- headstand... There are millions of people who hate homosexuals. That simply means millions of people have the capacity of becoming homosexuals if the opportunity is given to them. They have a deep longing for the forbidden fruit. Just to keep themselves in control, they create a great wall of hatred." - Homosexuality Rampant Among Anti-Homosexuals Hate Cults. - How large is the male homosexual/bisexual closet?
Homophobia Resources from religioustolerance.org: - What is Homophobia? - Homophobia's Cost to the Youth of North America - What Fuels Homophobia, and more. - Resources from Gay & Lesbian Information: - Prejudice, attitudes to gay men and homophobia. - Queer fears and gay examples: "Gay men are usually seen as a race apart. They are victimized and vilified, the butts of both humour and violence. Yet if we are looking for the men who have done the most creative thinking about masculinity we should go to their door. Gary Dowsett begins our education." - Attitudes towards homosexuality in 29 nations (PDF Download). - In depth: Homophobia. - Queerbashing is a habit that is acquired in the playground but refined on the way home. - New report titled ‘Homophobia at Hell House’ reveals how the right wing fuels homophobia, demonizes lesbian and gay youth. - Young and Gay in the Bible Belt: 'My Mom Came at Me With a Butcher Knife!'
A Weapon of Sexism - The
Subtler Forms of Homophobia (PFLAG). - On
the Wavering Argument: Is Being Gay as Bad as Some Say, and If It Is, So
What? - L’homophobie
et l’hétérosexisme. - Manifeste
lesbien 99: Contre le sexisme, la lesbophobie, l'homophobie. - Manuels
scolaires: halte à l'hétérosexisme! - Scotland
must never return to the dark ages of homophobia. - Hatred,
murder and male honour: anti-homosexual homicides in New South Wales, 1980-2000. - Statistics: Homophobia. - Violence against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and the transgendered. - Violent Reaction - What do Teen Killers have in common?
Wilets JD (1997). Conceptualizing
private violence against sexual minorities as gendered violence: an
international and comparative law perspective. Albany Law Review, March 22. Full
text. "To the extent that violence against women and sexual
minorities1 is predicated upon assumptions of a polar construction of
gender, in which nonconformity with gender role expectations is enforced
through violent and non-violent means, it is possible to speak of
violence against both groups as rooted in a system of male dominance.
Understanding the commonality of the gendered nature of violence against
the two groups can assist in formulating a response under international
and national law to violence against both women and sexual minorities
that reflects the common gendered societal assumptions and mechanisms
which foster such violence. Indeed, this Article's central thesis is
that oppression based on sexual minority status is, to a great extent,
gender oppression. Moreover, to the extent that violence against both
groups reflects societal assumptions regarding appropriate gender roles,
violence against both groups is frequently committed by societal actors
other than the state as narrowly defined..."
Lock J, Kleis B (1998). Origins of Homophobia in Males: Psychosexual vulnerabilities and defence development. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 52(4): 425-436. PDF Download. Abstract. We illustrate how homophobic attitudes can be associated with a hierarchy of defensive styles. We propose that these defensive styles are used to manage a range of psychosexual developmental anxieties in boys and men.
"Screw health": representations of sex as a health-promoting activity in medical and popular literature
(2011): Recently, scientific and popular press articles have begun to
represent sex as a health-promoting activity. A number of scientific
studies have identified possible health benefits of sexual activity,
including increased lifespan and decreased risk of certain types of
cancers. These scientific findings have been widely reported on in the
popular press. This "sex for health" discourse claims that sexual
activity leads to quantifiable physical and mental health benefits in
areas not directly related to sexuality. Analyzing this discourse
provides an opportunity to better understand both broader health
promotion discourses and current norms and anxieties about sexuality. In
this article, I place this "sex for health" discourse within the
context of broader health promotion discourses and within the context of
a number of historical and contemporary discourses connecting health
and sexuality. I argue that although the "sex for health" discourse may
serve to de-stigmatize sexual activity for some, it may also increase
pressure on others to be sexually active and may further pathologize
sexual "dysfunction." In addition, these representations often serve to
further privilege a normative form of sexual behavior - coitus in the
context of a monogamous heterosexual partnership - at the expense of
non-normative sexual desires, identities, and practices.
Egale Canada. (2009). Youth speak up about homophobia and transphobia. PDF Download. Summary: A recent national survey on homophobia in Canadian schools conducted by Egale Canada (2009) found that schools can be a hostile environment for sexual minority youth. The survey involved almost 1700 students from across Canada. Among the findings: • Almost three quarters (73%) of LGBTQ students felt unsafe in at least one place at school (i.e., change rooms, washrooms, hallways). • Over a quarter (28.5%) of LGBTQ students said that they had skipped school because they felt unsafe compared to 8.4% of non-LGBTQ students. • Over three quarters (76.7%) of students heard homophobic expressions like “that’s so gay” every day at school. • About half (50.6%) of LGBTQ students agreed or somewhat agreed with the statement “It is hard for me to feel accepted at my school” compared to 19.3% of non-LGBTQ students. • Six out of ten LGBTQ students said that they had been verbally harassed about their sexual orientation. • One in four LGB students reported that they had been physically harassed about their sexual orientation (EgaleCanada, 2009).
Meyer, Elizabeth J (2008). A Feminist Reframing of Bullying and Harassment: Transforming Schools through Critical Pedagogy.
McGill Journal of Education, 43(1): 33-48: What is Gendered harassment?
Gendered harassment is a term used to describe any behaviour that acts
to assert the boundaries of traditional gender norms: heterosexual
masculinity and femininity. It is related to, but different from,
bullying. Bullying is defined as behaviour that repeatedly and over
time intentionally inflicts injury on another individual (Olweus,
1993), whereas harassment includes biased behaviours that have a
negative impact on the target or the environment (Land, 2003). Forms of
gendered harassment include (hetero)sexual harassment, homophobic
harassment, and harassment for gender non-conformity (or transphobic
harassment). I link these three forms of harassment because the impact
of the harassers’ behaviour is linked to norm-setting and policing the
performance of traditional (heterosexual) gender roles (Larkin, 1994;
Martino, 1995; Martino & Pallotta-Chiarolli, 2003; Renold, 2002;
Smith & Smith, 1998; Stein, 1995).
Denton, Mary Jean (2009). The lived experiences of lesbian/Gay/[bisexual/transgender] educational leaders. Ed.D. Dissertation, Educational Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota. PDF Download. Download Page.
The Lived Experience of Lesbian/Gay/[Bisexual/Transgender] Educational
Leaders Homophobia has created barriers to the safety and security of
LGBT educational leaders. Legalized discrimination, found in the history
and current practice of informal actions/attitudes of society, and the
formal policies/laws create a context for the lived experiences of LGBT
educational leaders. Within the context of formal policies/laws and
informal actions/attitudes of society, the purpose of this study is to
come to understand the commonalities of the personal and professional
lived experiences of LG[BT] educational leaders. The analysis of data
gathered from high- and low-structure designs revealed fear as the
overarching theme interwoven throughout the experiences. From the
overarching theme of fear, two major themes, five minor themes, and
twenty-one supporting cluster themes were identified. Further analysis
of the major, minor, and supporting cluster themes resulted in the
Cycles of Fear Model: Losses and Gains.
Heffner, Paul Samuel (2010). The subjective life experiences of identified or perceived male GBTQ adolescents in high school settings: a retrospective study. Master's Dissertation, Social Work, California State unibersity Sacramento. PDF
Download. Download Page.
The process, analysis, and results of this author’s qualitative
research interviews of eight 18 to 22-year-olds identified or perceived
GBT males are detailed. Significant emergent themes that were identified
from the content analysis of the interview data included, but is not
limited to, a consensus that homophobia was observed by all
participants, and that having staff that would be properly sensitive to
this population would be beneficial. Finally, this paper gives
recommendations for how to address this issue, and to further provide
sexuality sensitivity training for professionals working with this
Crowhurst M (2009). More Conversations with Queer Young People To Be Read Aloud. Australia: Common Ground Publishing Pty Ltd. PDF Download. Introduction
- A few thoughts on broad aims, on why I think this workbook is
necessary, and on “Reading Aloud” as a change methodology.... The
purpose of this collection of materials is multiple. I am very
interested in the process of interviewing young people who identify as
gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender or intersex (GLBTI Young People or
Queer Young people – QYP) about their life experiences – particularly
about their school experiences. Further, I am also interested in
transcribing and editing these conversations and in making these
available to as wide a readership as possible in order to support
change. Broadly, I am interested in doing these things primarily because
it is my feeling, and it is reported in the literature (see below),
that school settings are not always experienced as safe or welcoming
places if you identify as a QYP and secondly because I feel that making
available the stories of QYP, and asking people to read these aloud, is a
very strategic way to generate change... Why are we talking about
drugs, suicide, discrimination, rights and bullying all of the time? Why
are we focusing on constraint and not on expansive potential? – says
one side. When we focus on diversity, position subjectivity as fluid,
and focus on the productive potential of deconstructive techniques,
aren’t we ignoring the real problems that people face in the world as
they brush up against power? Why are we wasting our time writing about
such things, when in the “real world”, these things are irrelevant? –
says the other... I am making a move in this collection of materials, to
guard against pathologising, mainly through the use of a
“multi-lifeworlds” framework (tapping into different aspects of
participant’s lives). This being an attempt to ensure that where
conversations move into arenas of constraint that these are balanced
with stories of hope or expansion (Martino & Pallotta-Chiarolli
2005). Hopefully focusing on different life spheres will also amplify
the diversity of the stories that are told across the group of
Weinstein N, Ryan WS, Dehaan CR, Przybylski AK, Legate N, Ryan RM (2012).
Parental autonomy support and discrepancies between implicit and
explicit sexual identities: Dynamics of self-acceptance and defense. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(4): 815-32. Abstract:
When individuals grow up with autonomy-thwarting parents, they may be
prevented from exploring internally endorsed values and identities and
as a result shut out aspects of the self perceived to be unacceptable.
Given the stigmatization of homosexuality, individuals perceiving low
autonomy support from parents may be especially motivated to conceal
same-sex sexual attraction, leading to defensive processes such as
reaction formation. Four studies tested a model wherein perceived
parental autonomy support is associated with lower discrepancies between
self-reported sexual orientation and implicit sexual orientation
(assessed with a reaction time task). These indices interacted to
predict anti-gay responding indicative of reaction formation. Studies
2-4 showed that an implicit/explicit discrepancy was particularly
pronounced in participants who experienced their fathers as both low in
autonomy support and homophobic, though results were inconsistent for
mothers. Findings of Study 3 suggested contingent self-esteem as a link
between parenting styles and discrepancies in sexual orientation
measures. - Homophobia linked to lack of awareness of one's sexual orientation and authoritarian parenting, study shows
(2012): Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an
unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with
authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology
studies demonstrates. The study is the first to document the role that
both parenting and sexual orientation play in the formation of intense
and visceral fear of homosexuals, including self-reported homophobic
attitudes, discriminatory bias, implicit hostility towards gays, and
endorsement of anti-gay policies.
The roots of homophobia. - Homophobia - What are we so afraid of? - Homophobia: What's Really Going On Here? An essay on the origin and nature of homophobia. - Fascists, Anti-fascists & Homophobes. - Cocteau's White Paper on Homophobia. - No fear factor in 'homophobia,' study claims: Researchers say anti-gay prejudice rooted in disgust, 'contamination' concerns. - A Report on Insights from the Religious Roots of Homophobia Conference, Sydney, 2001. - From Masturbation to Homosexuality: A Case of Displaced Moral Disapproval. (Alternate Link) - Banalisation des gays à la télé. - Modern and Old-fashioned Homonegativity Among Samples of Canadian and American University Students. - A Humorous Look at Internalized Homophobia. - A twisted view on 'flaunting' gay identity.
Studies Discover Clues to the Roots of Homophobia." (New York Times, 1990). (Alternate Link) - Riddle Homophobia Scale Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Identity.(Alternate Link) - Is Homophobia Associated With Homosexual Arousal? - A related article: Protesting too Largely. - APA article: New Study Links Homophobia with Homosexual Arousal. (Alternate Link) - A similar perspective from Singapore: An Epidemic of Self-Hate. - The Hate That Makes Men Straight: Psychoanalysts probe the roots of homophobia. - Psychologists Examine the Motives of Perpetrators and the Origins of Homophobia. - Fear and loathing. Prejudice, abuse, violence, sometimes murder. Why are lesbians and gay men hated? Dennis Altman explores the psychology behind the hostility. - Frontline: assault on gay america: the roots of homophobia: Putting Freud to the test. - Changing Heterosexuals’ Attitudes Toward Homosexuals: A Systematic Review of the Empirical Literature.
Book shows how homophobia starts in the schoolyard: "Dr Plummer found that homophobia peaks in the mid to late teens, with boys in years 8 and 9 reporting that they use the word 'poofter' 25 to 50 times a day. These attitudes, he said, were often an exaggerated expression of heterosexual identity, and thus effected everyone. 'Boys who aren't targeted by others observe what goes on and make sure they don't do anything that might be considered suspect or that would make them stand out.'" Variations of this Australian situation exists in most countries of the world. - Bashed and bashed again: enough is enough: "When I reflect upon being called "poofter" nearly every day at school, when I think about having to move schools, losing friends and suffering rejection by family members..." - Iowa Students Face 25 Homophobic Incidents Per Day. - Reaching Out to the Out: Kids and educators battle homophobia in schools. - McKellen prepares for battle against schoolyard homophobia (2008). - Homophobic bullying in schools can and does kill (2008). - Berlin Schools May Battle Homophobia by Teaching Students Gay Pick-Up Lines (2007).
Philippine Memories of a Gay Adventist (Alternate Link): " Bakla, Bading, Bayot, Binabae--those were the names I was called when I was growing up in Manila. I wish the Filipino language had an affirmative label equivalent to "gay." Instead, I was teased with the hurtful words--faggot, sissy. Even before I entered elementary school, I remember my aunt telling me not to walk like a girl. I was always teased in Sabbath School because my buttocks would sway even when I was running, and my wrist was limp... Maybe I just wanted to be like the other boys. Maybe I just wanted the whole church school to stop calling me a sissy. To be a "bakla" is a sin, according to my mom. She told me when I was eleven years old to be careful with a "bakla." He might even try to kill you. My best friend from elementary school recently mentioned to me that his parents forbade him to hang out with me when we were growing up because he might turn out to be "bakla." ...When I accepted myself, that I was born gay, I found my inner peace. I stopped suffering. But I continue to search for answers.
With downcast gays: aspects of homosexual self-oppression. - La Haine [Hatred: Discusses different forms of homophobia, best called hatred] - "Mettre fin à la haine", séminaire sur l'homophobie". - The Victims of Homophobia: From the book: "Outing Yourself" by M. Signorile. - Minnesota Gay Homicide Study, Progress Report, to 2004. - Homophobia as an Issue of Sex Discrimination: Lesbian and Gay Equality and the Systemic Effects of Forced Invisibility. - Stopping Anti-Gay Abuse of Students in Public Schools: A Legal Perspective. - "Pooftah", "Wanker", "Girl" Homophobic harassment and violence in schools (By the Anti Violence Council (AVC), Brisbane). - Policing Sex/Gender Boundaries: Addressing Homophobia in Schools. - Gay teen beaten in suspected hate crime (Feb. 1999, Must Scroll): "High school student Adam Colton wears the cuts and bruises of a solid beating. They mark his face, his chest, his abdomen, his back. And carved into his flesh with a pen is the word `'fag.'"' - In our boys, a hatred bred of fear: "... the accusation of homosexuality has lost none of its power over young men and boys." - Bullying in Schools: Harassment Puts Gay Youth At Risk (National Mental Health Association: PDF Download).
Punks and Fags: Homophobia in Black and Latino Communities. - The strange truth behind hip-hop homophobia (2008). - The Greatest Taboo: An Interview with Delroy Constantine-Simms - Homophobia and HIV in the black community: A conversation with Phill Wilson. - "Boys Will Be Boys": How "masculinity" in American culture affects safety in our schools N/A. - Homophobia Hurts Kids. - Hostile Classrooms N/A: A Novato, CA, student was beaten in February when he told other students that he was gay. (The Advocate, April 13 1999 by Lisa Meyer). - Eliminating Homophobia: a social education strategy (PDF Download: Home Page). - Adolescents' attitudes about sexual orientation, gender identity, and prejudice against gay, lesbian, and gender non-conforming youth. - New study reveals prevalence of cyberbullying and its psychological impact on nonheterosexual youth (2010).
Teaching from the shadows: Homophobia, Homohatred and Heterosexism in the Public School System. - Teaching Against Homophobia. - Homophobia and masculinities among young men (Lessons in becoming a straight man): a presentation to teachers, O'Connell Education Centre, 1997. - Having what it takes: Homophobia and masculinities in educational settings in the UK and South Africa. - TA's Guide for Overcoming Homophobia in the Classroom. - Educator confronts homophobia in high schools. - Homophobia first targeted at effeminate boys. - Binary Gender Conceptions and Anti-Gay Violence. - Same-Sex Male Relationships Under the Threat of "Masculinity". - L'homme et son Anima. - Parents' Attitudes and Expectations About Children's Cross-Gender Behavior: (Full Text) "The results revealed that cross-gender boys were more negatively regarded than crossgender girls and thatmen perceived more societal acceptance of cross-gender boys than women. Cross-gender children were predicted to continue to show cross-gender behavior in adulthood and to be less psychologically welladjusted as adults than “typical” boys and girls. Cross-gender boys were expected to be less psychologically well-adjusted than cross-gender girls."
Transgendered Like Me (Advocate, Dec. 10, 1996) by Gabriel Rotello who asserts: "Gay people, on the other hand, exhibit a whole range of “sex-atypical” characteristics, meaning characteristics that are most commonly associated with the opposite sex, at least among the heterosexual majority... In that sense we’re all transgendered.... When I was 10 and was taunted for throwing a ball “like a girl,” I don’t think those school-yard bullies suspected me of actually sleeping with men. They bashed me for not being boy enough.... for the same basic reason: transgressing our expected gender roles..., So just as all gays are in a basic sense transgendered, all homophobes are first and foremost “transphobes"... Shouldn’t we stop being the les-bi-gay-trans-whatever movement, with a new syllable added every few years, and simply become the trans movement?" - Politically Incorrect: "I will admit that we are all not drama queens, drag queens, overly feminine, or terribly animated. I will also admit that we all have it in us." - Issue Brief: Gender Violence and Homophobia. - Leach F, Humphreys S (2007). Gender violence in schools: taking the 'girls-as-victims' discourse forward . Gender & Development, 15(1): 51-65. PDF Download: After examining some key concepts and definitions, we provide a brief overview of the scope and various manifestations of gender violence in schools, noting that most research to date has focused on girls as victims of gender violence within aheterosexual context and ignores other forms such as homophobic and girl violence.
heterosexism & homophobia: international perspectives. - Essays
online. - "Get
Real," an engaging British movie that opens today, begins as a love story,
then transforms itself into an impressively detailed study of internalized
Information) - Intermountain
Conference on Homosexuality, University of Utah (1997): Conference Speaker
Blasts Homophobia. - Survey
reveals homophobia still rampant (Australia: Victoria, "The Age" - Article
by Karen Kissane): "A staggering eighty-four per cent of Victorian
gays and lesbians have experienced discrimination or abuse ranging from
insults hurled from a car to severe beatings, according to a new survey.
The incidence of bashings has fallen compared with results of a similar
survey five years ago (from 19 per cent to 7 per cent of respondents).
But verbal abuse during assaults makes it clear most attacks are motivated
by homophobia, says the report, Enough is Enough, published by the Victorian
Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby. The report, based on a survey of 929 gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender people..." - How the Gay Community Is Complicit in Trans Violence.
Glick SN, Golden MR (2010). Persistence of racial differences in attitudes toward homosexuality in the United States. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 55(4): 516-23. (Abstract. PDF Download):
We used data from the General Social Survey to describe race-specific
trends in the US population's attitude toward homosexuality, reporting
of male same-sex sexual behavior, and behaviors that might mediate the
relationship between stigma and HIV transmission among MSM. The
proportion of blacks who indicated that homosexuality was "always
wrong" was 72.3% in 2008, largely unchanged since the 1970s. In
contrast, among white respondents, this figure declined from 70.8% in
1973 to 51.6% in 2008 with most change occurring since the early 1990s.
Participants who knew a gay person were less likely to have negative
attitudes toward homosexuality (relative risk, 0.60; 95% confidence
interval, 0.52 to 0.69). Among MSM, twice as many black MSM reported
that homosexuality is "always wrong" compared with white MSM (57.1%
versus 26.8%, P = 0.003).
McCormack M (2011). Mapping the terrain of homosexually-themed language. Journal of Homosexuality, 58(5): 664-79. PDF Download. Abstract. In this article, I present a new model for understanding homosexually-themed language. By detailing how old conceptualizations of homophobic language no longer maintain heuristic utility in explaining the social dynamics of many sport and educational settings, I situate other conceptualizations of homosexually-themed language depending on the cultural context. I argue that whether language is considered homophobic, or whether it is better conceptualized as fag discourse, gay discourse or pro-gay language, is primarily dependent on the homohysteria of a setting. This model should enable scholars and educators to understand the operation of homosexually-themed language in society and properly evaluate the homophobia of a setting.
Heterosexuality. - Compulsory
Heterosexuality and Pych/Atrophy: Some Thoughts on Lesbian Feminist Theory. - Recognition,
Identification, and a Plan - Compulsory Heterosexuality in the Daily Life
of a Woman N/A. - Compulsory
Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence - by Adrienne Rich. (Alternate Link) (Commentary)
Magazine: Matthew Shepard and Compulsory Heterosexuality. -
Identity Development in the Context of Compulsory Heterosexuality.
- Compare, contrast and critically discuss the treatment of the theme of
homophobia in no more than three films (Word
Download). - Gender and Power (A Tutorial, Part 1): Compulsory Heterosexuality. - South Africa: Murder Highlights Violence Against Lesbians.
Willis, Paul B (2009). Laboured Sexualities: The Experiences of Young Queer People in the Workplace. PhD Dissertation, Social Work, University of Tasmania. PDF Download. Download Page.The voices of young people are predominantly absent from the literature examining queer sexualities in the workplace, despite their unique position as newcomers to the labour market... Thirty-four (34) young people aged 18 to 26 years participated through three qualitative methods: web-based surveys, online interviews and face-to-face interviews. The findings of this study show that young queer people experienced the workplace across five interdependent dimensions as: 1) sexually exclusive spaces; 2) regulatory spaces; 3) silencing spaces; 4) inclusive spaces; and 5) sexually diverse spaces. Across these dimensions, young people participated in both enabling and constraining environments. Negotiating constraining work environments constituted a secondary form of labour for young queer workers as they faced adverse challenges in sustaining supportive and safe work-relationships with other organisational participants. Conversely, working in enabling work environments brought opportunities to form supportive and validating relationships with other organisational participants.
Gay: Stories: Homophobia. - Penitence: A true story about youth violence and homophobia: "A 23-year-old homosexual is thrown to his death off a bridge in Bangor, Maine by three teenagers... This story of homophobia and youth violence collides in Bangor, Maine. The death of a 23-year old homosexual by a teenager made national news and is now in paperback for the purpose of education and rehabilitation." - Excerpt from Penitence. - Violence Against Lesbians [Part 1 of 2] ( Iris - A Journal About Women ). - Report exposes anti-lesbian violence. - The Victims Of Homophobia (by M. Signorile) - Dealing with Homophobia. - Dealing With Homophobia and Homophobic Remarks. - Pilot's suicide: a casualty of "Don't ask, don't tell"? - Homophobia and Women Archaeologists.(Full Text: PDF Download). - Play explores homophobia, xenophobia, tolerance and acceptance. - Homophobia In Social Service Agencies. - Homophobia As a Health Hazard: Report of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.
Homophobia a strong influence on campus culture. - Censorship and Homophobia in Alabama. - Homophobia Still a Huge Issue at Notre Dame. - Urge Notre Dame To End Homophobia On Campus. - Reflections on campus homophobia (Video). - Homophobia on Campus (University of Toronto). - Is academia the safe space we imagine? - How Gay: Homophobia at Mount Allison. - Direct Action to Stop Heterosexism/Homophobia (Cornell University). - My roommate isn't straight ... and I don't like it! (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY) - Student journal triggers campus wide debate on homosexuality (Harvard). - Gay Student Commits Hate Crime Against Self. - Homophobia on Campus. "Tolerance" of Homophia on Campus. - Actions to Challenge Heterosexism and Homophobia on Campus. - Homophobia on Campus. - Gay Students Call for Improved Understanding from Community. - A Tale Of Two Campuses. - Gay dating comes out of the closet. - Representing our diversity N/A: "The biggest issue facing the students [is] homophobia on campus..." (The Manitoban) - PRiSM battle campus intolerance with PROUD N/A. - Language forum examines effect of homophobia. - What you can do to build a less homophobic campus. - Recognizing heterosexism and homophobia: Creating an anti-heterosexist, homophobia-free campus. - Safe Zones of Virginia Tech.
I've Got a Secret (excerpt from "Sissyphobia" by Tim Bergling): "And if as teenagers we also happened to possess effeminate mannerisms, whatever refuge secrecy might provide was no longer available to us; we pretty much outed ourselves every time we went out amidst our peers. We've already heard the sad stories of so many men who were victimized because of the way they walked, talked, or dressed. In "Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys," authors Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson contend that adolescent boys are particularly apt to strike out at those they see as gay, because of their own vulnerabilities regarding sexuality. Such boys, the authors say, fear homosexuality like the plague, not understanding its origin, but fully aware of its negative perception among society. "Homosexuals are male, but not manly... gay or fag is a constant taunt, whether a boy's crime is his hairstyle, his accent, his clothes, a good grade, or a bad pitch."" - Masculinity and Homophobia. - Hip Hop in Review: Part I Hyper-masculinity and Homophobia (Video). - Sexuality, Masculinity and Homophobia: The Latvian Case.
Babson College students will be disciplined for yelling homophobic comments to members of the Mount Holyoke field hockey team... - Homophobia in women's sports. - Homophobia in Sport — Fact of Life, Taboo Subject. - Homophobia in Sports: Is the Media Part of the Problem? - Addressing homophobia in women’s sports: The role of journalists. - Homophobia and Sport Policy Recommendations: The Foundation Position. - Reasons why coaches need to address homophobia in athletics. - Football, homophobia and fighting prejudice. - Sexuality Discrimination and Homophobia. - Harassment-free Sport: Guidelines to Address Homophobia and Sexuality Discrimination in Sport (Australia, 2000: PDF Download) - The last closet: Sports. - Outsports: Out on Campus: Article Archive. - 'I Wasn't Going to Let Some Ignorant Man Mess With My Dreams and Tell Me That I Am Not Worth It.' - Jock Struggles With Coming Out: Indiana High School Basketball Star Stays in the Closet, but His Secret Carries a Price. - Restoring Rainbow Pride In Hawaii. - The college sports closet. - Homophobia and Transphobia in Sports. - The Lived Experiences of Non-Straight Football Players at FBS Colleges (2011).
The launch of The Last Closet Website: a campaign to end homophobia in men's professional sport (2012). Creating
a Safer Climate for LGBT Athletes and Coaches: PDF
Homophobia in Sport - Fact of Life, Taboo Subject (2006). - National Center For Lesbian Rights Sports Project. - Gay
Athlete: An Oxymoron? - Project
to Eliminate Homophobia in Sport. - Harassment-free Sport: Guidelines
to Address Homophobia and Sexuality Discrimination in Sport: PDF
Download. - NCLR
Project: Homophobia in Sport. - Paul
Farber: Tackling homophobia in sports. - Breaking
into the big leagues: gay and lesbian athletes tackle homopobia in sports
N/A. - Niggas,
Dykes, and Corporate Types: Some Notions on Racism and Homophobia in Sports.
in Sport: Recent Research. - Will
there ever be a time when black athletes on the down low can be on the
up high? - Ignorance
Leads to Hostile Atmosphere for Gay Students. - Homophobia in Sports Conference - Breaking Into the Big Leagues: gay & lesbian athletes tackle homophobia in sports. - Seeing the Invisible, Speaking about the Unspoken: Homophobia in Sport: Online Resources. - Homophobia in sports: CU-Boulder Alumni Association spreads awareness. - LGBT Athletes of Color: Intersections of Racism, Sexism and Heterosexism.
action sports are, like totally homophobic: founded on an image of
alternative lifestyle, the counterculture world of snowboarding,
skating, and surfing has become one of the most uptight scenes around. - The Trial of Masculinity: Sports, Rituals, and Homophobia (L'Épreuve de la masculinité: Sport, rituels, et homophobie). - Study: Reporters Cite Homophobia as Bigger Problem in Men's Sports. - Brendan Burke talks about homophobia and hockey. - Football's Anti-Homophobia Ad, 5 Years in the Making, Delayed Again (2010).
Masculinities, sexualities and homophobia (New Blog, Psychology Today, 2012): Born in the 1980s, I grew up during a period where the most macho masculinities were esteemed. From Rambo to Rocky, Die Hard to Lethal Weapon, men were portrayed as all-action heroes whom neither bullets nor armies could vanquish. Professional wrestlers appeared almost understated in their gendered performances compared to the display of masculine bravado found in movies and revered in the wider culture. This machismo was accompanied by a pervasive and enveloping homophobia. The rise of the so-called moral majority and the AIDS epidemic meant that homosexuality was incredibly stigmatized in the 1980s and early 1990s. As a result, men went to great lengths to avoid being socially perceived as gay. The most effective way of doing this was to deploy homophobia. Accordingly, masculinity became not just a show of physical strength and emotional stoicism, but also of anti-gay animus. It is for this reason that leading sociologist Michael Kimmel argued that masculinity was effectively a performance of homophobia. And yet things have changed beyond recognition... It is likely that many of these changes are more advanced in the UK than in America. Yet progressive attitudes are undoubtedly developing in the United States as well. Much of this change has been documented by Professor Eric Anderson, and quantitative research demonstrates a similar story. For example, a recent survey of over 200,000 first time college undergraduates across 270 colleges in the United States found that 64.1% of male freshman support same-sex marriage; a statistic more startling when one considers that this does not account for those supporting civil partnerships. American culture might not have its own One Direction, but it has been quick to embrace the British band...
History of Greeks United Against Homophobia (Cornell University):
- Site has articles, brochures, and other resources. - Homophobia
in Greek System. - Acted
on Homophobia in College Students (PlanetOut Article - Aug. 21, '98):
"500 students at several unnamed San Francisco Bay area community colleges
with shocking results: of the men in the sample, 18% reported having physically
assaulted or threatened someone they believed to be gay or lesbian, and
another 32% admitted to verbal homophobic harassment." - Responding
to Campus Homophobia. - Homophobia
is alive on campus. - Tips for Making Classrooms Safer
for Students with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Parents (PDF
Download). - Confronting
Homophobic Speech in the Classroom. - BCTF:
Issues In Education: Stopping Homophobia N/A, but do "homophobia" search at the site. Many Items!. - Report On Campus Climate
For GLBT People At The University Of Minnesota – Twin Cities: PDF
Download. - Homophobia and transphobia:creating a queer-positive university.
Report on the Status of the Recommendations of the President’s Task Force on Homophobia and Heterosexism – Ten Years After (York University, 2006: PDF Download). LGBTOUT Report on Homophobia and Systemic Heterosexism in the University of Toronto Departments of Engineering (2000: PDF Download).
Campus Climate Committee Report 2: Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and
Transgender Student Population at the University of Florida (2003: PDF Download).
- Is Your Sexual Identity Reflected In Curriculum? A Survey of Queer
Identifying Students at the University of Victoria (2003: PDF Download). - Heterosexism in Contemporary World Religion. - Spanish Homosexuals Charge Professor with 'Homophobia' (2009).
Dixon E, et al. (2011). Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States in 2010. New York, New York: New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, Inc. PDF
Download. NCAVP member
programs continue to work tirelessly to create safety for LGBTQH people
nationwide. The annual goals and the reports play essential roles in
eliminating the culture that fuels anti-LGBTQH hate violence. The 2010
report represents a richer source of data and information with which to
understand anti-LGBTQH hate violence in the United States. NCAVP will
continue to use this data to advocate for increased safety and resources
for LGBTQH communities.
out to debate homosexuality (Duke University): "I invite the radical
queers, the gay-haters, the closeted lesbians and the indifferent Dukies
to engage in this discussion inclusively and all students to reflect on
their personal opinions, prejudice and agendas regarding all things gay.
If Duke truly prides itself on the free exchange of diverse thought, then
this discussion is long overdue. I had an incredibly difficult time finding
an appropriate topic for this week's column in light of Coming Out Week
and recent remarks in The Chronicle. Had I not had such a candid dialogue,
it would have been easier to lash out, blindly decrying all things homophobic.
This discussion forced me to think twice on a suitable and lucid commentary
about this week's events."
Marie J reports on effects of the social homophobia related to the AIDS-related 1991 death of Robert McCall on a Mensa message board N/A:: "Towards the end of elementary, I took up figure skating. I'd finally found something I loved to do. Unfortunately, it made things worse in school. In Jr High, Robert McCall (famous Ice dancer) died of AIDS, and all of a sudden, my being a figure skater meant that I was a lesbian, a prostitute (I'm not sure if they knew exactly what a "whore" was, but called me it anyway), and had AIDS myself. The jump from "one figure skater was homosexual and died of AIDS" to "ALL figure skaters are gay and have AIDS" boggles me to this day, but whatever. It made my life hell." - Tracy Wilson & Robert McCall: "Tracy and Robert ended their amateur career after the 1988 Olympic figure skating season. Robert McCall had to quit skating for health reasons and has worked as choreographer. He died in 1991 on AIDS at age 33."
Office Consents to Address Internal Homophobia (West Hollywood). - USA 2005: Police mistreatment and abuse widespread in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities nationwide:
"New Amnesty International Study Finds LGBT People of Color and Youth
Most Likely to Suffer; Calls on Police to Improve Training and
Accountability. - Homophobic San Francisco police video results in suspensions. - Hate
Crime - A Menace in Society: Focus Panels - Homophobia (Essex Police,
England). - Lincolnshire
Police - Tackling Homophobia. - Do the police still have a problem with homophobia? (2007) - The
Police Service of Northern Ireland have launched a campaign to combat hate
crimes & homophobia. - Homophobic crime rife in NI. - Northern
Ireland victim accuses police of homophobia. - Police homophobia is “endemic”. - Sexism and homophobia still 'endemic' in all police forces. - Good
cop gay cop: from the beat patrol to the precinct house, gay and lesbian
police officers are shattering the blue wall of silence N/A.(Cover Story,
The Advocate, March 3, 1998). Police tackle homophobia N/A (NY, 2004): Most police departments locally are doing a good job, but some say more still needs to be done. - Outrage at NYPD homophobia-driven Violence in Crown Heights (2009). - Stonewalled: Police Abuse and Misconduct Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in the U.S (2005).
Lyons PM, et al. (2005). Police Judgments of Culpability and Homophobia. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice 1(1): "This study (a) presented 152 Texas police officers with a scenario in which the sexual orientation of a criminal suspect was manipulated (b) assessed homophobia in this sample, and (c) examined the relationship between homophobia and the officers’ judgments of the suspect’s culpability. Although the officers were no more likely to report that they would arrest a gay suspect than a heterosexual suspect, those who read a scenario with a gay suspect were more likely to indicate that they thought he should be convicted than those presented with a heterosexual suspect. In general, the officers in our study endorsed homophobic attitudes and those officers who reported higher levels of homophobia were more likely to think that the gay suspect should be convicted..." - Fort Worth Police Chief: That Faggot Had It Coming (2009). - Professor Margaret Beare on Homophobia among Police.
Helps Gay Cops Strike Blow Against Anti-Gay Policy: Federal judge voids
Puerto Rico police ban on associating with lesbians and gay men. -
Brutality Aimed at Nepalese Gays. - Nepal
Police Attack & Beat Gay Demonstrators (Alternate Link). - Police
harassment of gay activists in India. - Gay
Double Murder Shocks India. (Alternate Link) - Photos
from Police Arrests of Gay Shame Protesters on Sunday. - Police
refuse permit for gay and lesbian forum (Singapore). - Gay-themed
film banned in Singapore. - Jamaican
Police Hunt Famed Reggae Singer In Gay Beatings: ""There is a pattern
of police indifference to attacks on gay men in Jamaica that goes far beyond
what Buju Banton is alleged to have done in this case," said Rebecca Schleiser
of HRW." - Filmmaker tackles homophobia in the Bahamas (2009). - In
a step backward for emerging Vietnam, police are reported to have raided
a gay sauna and arrested 30 men for undisclosed reasons (homosexual activity
is not illegal in Vietnam). - Gay
suspect decries sexual harassment by police. - Police
raids Zimbabwe gay organisation's office. - Turkish
Police Ban Gay Tourists From Aegean Resort. - Namibian
minister tells police to 'eliminate' gays. - Egypt:
Stop police entrapment, detention & ill treatment of gay men. -
police entrap gay men through internet chat forums. - Gay
Israelis Charge Police Brutality. - Gay
cops carve out a new beat in South Africa: Homosexuality is no longer considered
Repent or Perish: godhatesfags.com - Homophobia or Holiness? The Bible and Homosexuality. - Mission:America - Fighting the "gay" Agenda in Schools. - Groups that promote hatred and homophobia under the guise of "family values". - Anti-Gay Groups. - Anti-gay ministries are a fraud that promote homophobia and self-hatred. - Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse. - Rumors of homophobia: Promise Keepers. - Essays by Rictor Norton on the Historical Roots of Homophobia from Ancient Israel to the End of the Middle Ages.
Anti-gay violence rose 102% from 1990-1995 N/A. - 2,500 report anti-gay violence - 3rd most common bias. - Statistics related to homophobia. - Gay man tell of being beaten, left for dead in trash. - Violence against lesbians and gay men.(PDF Download) - America's Designated Victims: Our Creative Young.
The 1998 Matthew Shepard Murder Index Page. - The "Us" and "Them" of Murder. - Murders of Gender Non-Conforming Youth Documented in New Report. - Matthew Shepard Foundation: Resources. - Une mort horrible! - Fighting hate with "words": Judy Shepard speaks out in awareness campaigns.(mother of murdered homosexual Matthew Shepard featured in the spot 'Fighting...N/A (Shoot, October 29, 1999 by Kathy DeSalvo). - Thousands Die Each Year As A Result of Homophobia. (Alternate Link) - Cost of Homophobia (PDF Download). - 2000 Years of Church Homophobia: Peter Tatchell accuses Christianity of crimes against queer humanity. "The Bible is to gays what Mein Kampf is to Jews. It is the theory and practice of Homo Holocaust".
Community United Against Violence (San Francisco): - The New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project. - Chadron Campaign Against Homophobia (Nebraska). - Addressing Homophobia in health care in Nebraska. - PFLAG Lincoln-Cornhusker: Fighting Homophobia. - The Unlearning Homophobia Video Series. - Unlearning Homophobia. - De Colores: es un documental bilingüe de 28 minutos mostrando como las familias y comunidades latinas están reemplazando la homophobia con la tolerencia y el amor. A través de historias personales aprendemos como familias rompen barreras culturales y como el amor siempre prevalece.
It's not natural: The developing world's homophobia is a legacy of colonial rule.(Alternate Link) - Homophobia and Postcolonialism. - Male homosexuality is still illegal in Zimbabwe and punishable by up to 10 years’ jail, under laws originally introduced by the British during colonial rule. - The Hostility and Violence Against Homosexuality is not Found in Traditional Chinese Culture (Must Scroll): "the introduction of sodomy law in Hong Kong in 1865, which could sentence two consenting male adults to life imprisonment, was the result of British colonial rule. What was brought from the West to China was not same sex love, but the sin associated with it in the Judaeo-Christian tradition, which signiticamly contributed to the homophobia found in modern Chinese societies." - African Homophobia: A Crisis of Identity. - Homophobia in Africa "accelerates AIDS spread". - Fear and Loathing In Africa. - Homophobia and the Confederate Tradition - Homophobia as a weapon of war. - Colonialism and Homosexuality - 2003 - by Robert Aldrich (Review) (Google Books). - Homophobia in Malaysia a legacy of British colonial rule. - Colonial homophobia marginalised homosexual and transgender Aborigines. But intolerance was never part of traditional life, as seen in the story of the Tiwi Sistergirls.
Fear and loathing in gay India. - Homophobia within India: "The Victorian morality of the British Raj, which labelled sexual non-conformity as deviant and sick, has left a homophobic stamp on the new native capitalists. It has long been suggested by theoreticians of colonialism - and not-ably in the 1950s by Frantz Fanon, writing on Algeria - that colonisers and colonised engage in a relationship which results in the latter aspiring to be like the former, taking on their values, especially on moral issues. This applies certainly to India, and has allowed radicals on the Left, who question all other issues related to society and economics, to maintain an anti-gay position." - India's Slow Descent Into Homophobia. - Asian Homophobia Overrated.(Alternate Link) - Homophobia in China: Open Debate on De-Pathologizing Homosexuality in China. - Homophobia in China: Voices of gay men in China. - Gay Rights in 90's China: many abuses of GLB people. - The Apartheid of Homosexuality: Homosexuals, Dogs, Smoking, Pants, Shorts, Slippers Are Not Allowed In This Restaurant. Sign on the door of an Italian restaurant in Taiwan. (Sydney Star Observer, 13 August 1998). - Homosexuals in Asia press for basic rights. - Unexpected Portraits from Asia. - In Asia, gays and lesbians take small steps.
in Thailand - Public Response: Letters to the Editor (1997). - This
apparent lack of homophobia can be explained by the valued Thai cultural
practice of non-confrontation. Prejudice and discrimination do exist -
indirectly. In the place of legal and religious sanctions, or public harassment,
Thai sexual minorities often face malicious gossip, ostracization by family,
and job discrimination. Westerners who proclaim that there is no homophobia
in Thailand erase the experiences of those who have faced prejudice. For
how can discrimination be addressed and dealt with if it supposedly does
not exist? Thus, by acknowledging and exploring the hardships faced by
male sex workers, lesbians and transgendered men, the contributors to Lady
Boys, Tom Boys, Rent Boys compel readers to move beyond the idea
that Thailand is a gay paradise. - Thailand:
Paradise Not (on human rights and homophobia). - Rage
in Thailand over ban on gay teachers. - College
lifts its ban on gay entrants. - Letter: And
what about homosexuality? Your article gives the impression this new
curriculum will provide only heterosexual sex education. - Gays No Longer 'Sick' In Thailand (2002). - Dear Uncle Go: Male Homosexuality in Thailand:
"Jackson also asserts that the lack of overt homophobia in Thailand is
conducive to homoeroticism as well. He states that “anti-homosexual
violence is as uncharacteristic of Thai society as it is characteristic
of traditional Western societies,” and then adds that a “greater
preparedness to engage in male-male sex and the relative absence of
homophobia are clearly related phenomena” (Jackson, 1995: 161). While
this could be the case, Jackson offers no empirical or even anecdotal
evidence to support this position."
Jackson PA (1998), Thai Buddhist accounts of male homosexuality and AIDS in the 1980s. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 6(3): 140-153. Full Text.
"In my previous work (Jackson 1989a) I argued that popular Western
perceptions of a general tolerance of homosexuality in Thailand are to
an extent inaccurate. Although there are no legal or formal sanctions
against homosexuality in Thailand, I showed that a wide range of
normative cultural sanctions operate to stigmatise Thai homosexual men
and women. Sanctions against homosexuality are diffused throughout Thai
society rather than being focused in any clearly definable institution
or set of homophobic practices as has historically been the case in
most Western societies. However, this situation changed somewhat in the
Homophobia in Africa. - Africa, Homophobia & Colonized Minds. - Is homophobia on the rise in the Commonwealth’s African member states?. - Homophobia rife in Africa. - Who's to blame for African homophobia? We are, of course. - RW Johnson: The battle over homophobia in Africa. - Homophobia fuelling the spread of HIV. - Gay Men Have 10 Times Higher HIV Rate Due To Homophobia: Report. - UB Law Dean to Speak Against Homophobia During Week-long African Trip. - Legalizing Homophobia, Setting a Precedent in Africa. - Africa: Homophobia is the Problem, Not Homosexuality (2010). - African bishops react against state homophobia in Uganda (2010).
Homophobia in Southern Africa: Abuses and Culture of Intolerance Documented.
- Activists condemn "state-sponsored" homophobia. - More
Than a Name: State-Sponsored Homophobia and Its Consequences in Southern
Download). - Homophobia
at Aardklop festival unleashes debate. - L'homosexualité
en Afrique. (Alternate Link) - L'homosexualité en Afrique : sens et variations d'hirer à nos jours. - Fear
and Loathing In Africa. - Homophobia
in Namibia. - Namibia:
The Bermuda Triangle of African Homophobia. - In
Africa, homophobia goes beyond church. - Desmond
Tutu: "Homophobia equals apartheid". (Alternate Link) - Homophobia:
crime against humanity. - "Nowhere
Is Really Safe": Violence And Harassment By Non-State Actors. - The U.S. Religious Right Exports Homophobia to Africa. - Religion, politics and Africa's homophobia (2010).
The Gay Sons of Allah: Wave of Homophobia Sweeps the Muslim World (2009). - Gender Identity And Homophobia In Pakistan (2007). - Muslim/Islamic homophobia. - Homophobia and Islamic Fundamentalism in Iran (2009). - Homophobic Muslim Gang Attacks Gay Man in Amsterdam (2008). - Muslim Mayor's Gay Rights Drive Fights Homophobia In Conservative Amsterdam Suburb (2009). - Artist Burns Rare Koran in Protest of Muslim Homophobia. - Homophobia on the rise in the Muslim world (2009): As recent incidents in Iraq show, in many Islamic countries, gays are ostracized, persecuted, even murdered. - Liberal gays are scared to tell the truth about Muslim homophobia. - Islamophobia Watch: Documenting anti Muslim bigotry. - Queer Jihad: Essays & Articles. - Holy hatred: penalties for homosexuality are most extreme in Muslim countries.
Homophobia in Brazil - a report: Epidemic of Hate: Violations of the Human Rights of Gay Men, Lesbians and Transvestites in Brazil. (Related Information) - In Portuguese: "Homofobia, A Violaçao dos Direitos Humanos de Gays, Lésbicas & Travestis no Brasil" N/A.- Brazil's Homophobia Worst in the World. - Brazil: World Champion In The Murder Of Homosexuals. - Brazil State Makes Homophobia Criminal Offence. - Venezuela: Homophobia Stalks the Streets - in Uniform (2009). - Homophobia in Mexico (2003). - Mexico’s anti-homophobia campaign offers lessons to world (2008). - Honduran teenager flees homophobia and finds a new life in Mexico (2009). - The Ugly Face of Homophobia in Chile (2009). - Sources of Homophobia in Latin America. - Homophobia is found in all Latin American countries, but when it comes to Cuba, it takes on special characteristics N/A. - Gays in Cuba join conga line against homophobia. - Homophobia Is Not Incurable (2009). - "Cultural Dynamics of Homophobia in Latin America" (PDF Download). - Cinema in the Rest of America - LaCinemaFe Information: "Expect to hear the derisive term "maricon" here and in other movies. Homophobia is alive and well all over Latin America, and in O Dia da Caça, the authorities who are setting up Nando and Vander make it pretty clear from their tone of voice that "that faggot" is expendable." - Queer Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema. - Time to Stop Homophobic Crimes in Latin America and the Caribbean. - HIV and Homophobia in Latin America (2009). - Anti-homophobia campaign to end discrimination in Latin America (2009). - Fighting Discrimination in Latin America: the "antihomophobia, lesbophobia, transphobia Guidelines".
Growing Homophobia in Italy and Other European Countries N/A. - Against Italian Homophobia (2009). - The social situation concerning homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation in Italy (2009). - Homophobia in Hungary. - Relentless Homophobia Rages in the Balkans. - Take Action against Homophobia in Poland. - Take Action against Homophobia in Latvia. - Gays and Lesbians Face State-Condoned Violence and Legalized Abuse in Romania. - EU shows east-west divide on homophobia (2009). - Homophobia in France. - France outlaws sexist and anti-gay insults. - VI. Effect of IDF Inclusion of Sexual Minorities in Military Operations: "The IDF doesn't try to create the kind of intense homophobia that the US military seems to specialize in. This gets back to the fact that, as activists said to me repeatedly, "there's no homophobia in Israel, only heterosexism." (Personal Communication, April 14, 2000)" - Soviet Homophobia. - New Ukraine, Old Homophobia (2005). - Homophobia's Reach. - Homophobia in Southeastern Europe. - Rising Homophobia in Eastern Europe (2006). - Homophobia in Eastern Europe (2007). - Cooperation to Fight Homophobia. - Fighting homophobia world wide.
Homophobia - alive and well in Nelson [New Zealand]? - Students' hatred of gays common: study (Sidney, Australia). - The Lesbian & Gay Anti-Violence Project Victoria. - Black-banning homophobia. - Lesbian and Gay Anti-violence Project: Homophobia: What Are You Scared Of? - Homophobia, Hate and Violence against Lesbians and Gays in NSW (Government Document (PDF Download). - Mapping Homophobia in Australia, 2005 (PDF Download). - Academic says homophobia an issue in Australia (2007). - Out With Homophobia (06 March 2002): This course is specifically aimed at key-stakeholders currently working in schools addressing homophobia.- Anti-Violence Project (Victoria) N/A: "80% of Victorian gays and lesbians and 90% of transgender people were publicly assaulted or harassed in the past 5 years. (Enough is Enough, 2000).- New web site for AVP. - New Campaign underway: "Make Some Noise" The Anti-Violence Project of Victoria launched a new anti-homophobia campaign "Make Some Noise" at Federation Square, Melbourne on Thursday 18th March 2004. - Fiji killings highlight homophobia. - New report on homophobia in Australia: Catholics as among the least homophobic people. - Homophobia identified as growing issue in BOP (NZ). - Researchers have welcomed a $25,000 grant for a study which will delve into the extent of homophobia in amateur and elite sport in Australia (2009). - Study: Why Are Some Adolescent Males Homophobic? (2009):A new Australian study begins to explain why homophobia occurs in some male teens and not others, and why the homophobia so often leads to anti-gay bullying..."
London - Sex, Homophobia, and Media Lies. - Black
Britain urged to accept gay men. - Homophobia
and sexual orientation in schools. - Homophobia
in medicine. - Homophobia rife in British society, landmark equality survey finds (2008). - Homophobia: the forgotten hate crime (2009). - Premier League footballers snub anti-homophobia video (2010). - Bullying and homophobia in UK schools: A perspective on factors affecting resilience and recovery (2006). - Muslims' fury forces schools to shelve anti-homophobia storybooks for 5-year-olds (2008). - Homophobia affects how teenage boys treat girls.
Gay teens 'terrorized' in Canada's schools (2009, Study). Related: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.. - Why Canada can't stop bullies (2009). - Canada's healthcare system is homophobic, says group (2009). - Homophobia in Canadian schools - podcast.
Gay Moroccan writer takes on homophobia (2009). - Wave of Homophobia Sweeps the Muslim World. - Strategies for Challenging Homophobia in Islamic Malaysia and Secular China. - Eindhoven: Imam to fight homophobia (2009).
The Miami Herald nurtures Florida's homophobia. - Computer news columnist: "Gays are like murderers." - Radio broadcaster's homophobia in Australia. - Citizens Against Homophobia is a group that uses mass media campaigns to reduce homophobia. - The End of Media Homophobia? - Called Out: The Media, Homophobia and Professional Sports. - As usual, sports writers bleep out homophobia. - Homophobia in the media: now TV ad for Virgin Mobile is investigated. - Soccer study finds 93 percent of fans would support openly gay players (2012). - Fans, homophobia and masculinities in association football: evidence of a more inclusive environment (2012).
Anti-Homophobia Workshop by Warren J. Blumenfeld, author of - Homophobia: How we all pay the price. (Book Review) - Homophobia Workshop Materials. - Homophobia Talk, Discussion Opens Line of Communication. - Slide Presentations and Interactive Workshops on Homophobia, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender issues, and Anti-Semitism. - In the family - Black Lesbians and Gays Against Media Homophobia. - Homophobia in the Black community. - Anti-Harassment Training Program for Schools (PDF Download). - The Project to Eliminate Homophobia in Sport.- Lesbian & Gay Rights: Youth & Schools: Resources. - Out With Homophobia (2004): Facilitator Manual. - Unlearning Internalized Homophobia: An Interactive Workshop for GLBTIQ folks. - The Impact of Homophobia: Interpersonal and Institutional Effects. - Resolution: Integrated approach to combat homophobia, Lithuania, 2006 PDF Download. - Micro Workshop #8 - Homophobia in the School Environment: A Discussion Model.
Child Sexual Abuse In the Context of Homophobia. - Homophobia and the Sexual Assault of Men: Social and Cultural Perceptions. - Homophobia, heterosexism and how it can hurt the fight against the abuse of children and young people (2008). - Homophobia in childhood predicts childhood sexual abuse among Latino gay men (2002). - Sexual
abuse is understood in the context of a predominantly patriarchal,
homophobic society in which notions of masculinity, femininity, and
sexuality are rigidly defined. - Behind the Bars of Masculinity: Male Rape and Homophobia in and about South African Men's Prisons (2007, PDF). - Male/Male Rape and the "Taint" of Homosexuality (2005). - The Nature, Scope and Motivation for Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys in Armed Conflict. - Homophobia and Male Rape.
Homophobie: The "europrofeminist.org" Website (English & French articles (Some not available). Spanish, German, and Deutch articles also available - Index): From La peur de l'autre en soi, du sexisme à l'homophobie - Introduction - Homophobie: des mots aux maux...- Pierre Dutey - L'homophobie : La face cachée du masculin - Daniel Welzer-Lang - L'homophobie masculine: préservatif psychique de la virilité? - Christophe Gentaz - Attitudes et appréciations envers les hommes homosexuels en Allemagne de l'Ouest et en Allemagne de l'Est- Michael Bochow - Quand l'autre en soi grandit: les difficultés à vivre l'homosexualité à l'adolescence- Bill Ryan et Jean-Yves Frappier (L'adolescence: une réalité méconnue) - Images invisibles: les lesbiennes - Françoise Guillemaut - L'extrême droite, ça fait mâle! - Working With Men and Boys to Challenge Sexism and End Men’s Violence - Michael Kaufman - (Section: "Ending Sexism = Ending Homophobia") - Male-positive. Pro-feminist. Gay-affirmative. These three terms have become the guiding principles for a substantial section of the men’s movement... - by Michael Flood - (Tres Principios para Hombres).
From XY Magazine: - Sticks and stones (Ending discrimination against gay men is a key step in ending sexism) - Straightjacket (Homophobia and masculinity) (Alternate Link) - What's Wrong With The Men? A Critical Look At Modern Masculinity Informed By Melucci And Habermas. - Inside track: Homophobia in Sports. - Be a man: when boys take up guns to kill those who torment them with words like "faggot," we shouldn't be surprised N/A. (By Kevin Jennings, The Advocate, Sept. 29, 1998).
Homophobie : traditionnelle à droite, plurielle à gauche. - Les liens entre le VIH/sida et l'homophobie. - Dossiers en éducation: Arrêtons l'homophobie. - SOS HOMOPHOBIE, association loi 1901 de lutte contre l'homophobie. - L'homophobie tue. - Homophobie et journalisme. - Contexte de l'homophobie et de l'hétérosexisme (Scrolling Necessary). - Homophobie.free.fr - Google.com search for "homophobie" - Homophobie: "Homophobie und Heterosexismus treten in verschiedenen Erscheinungsformen auf. Manifeste körperliche Gewalt gegen homosexuelle Menschen kommt öfter vor als man denkt. Die Täter sind meist jüngere heterosexuelle Männer. Andere Erscheinungsformen sind soziale Ausgrenzung, Diskriminierung, Nichtwahrnehmung und Ignoranz." - Avoir l'esprit ouvert face a homosexualité. - Neoliberalism and its Homophobic Discontents (2007).
Homophobia In Prisons: - Sexualités et violences en prison - Extraits - Ces abus qu’on dit sexuels (Section on homophobia in French Prisons): - L’homophobie, la maison des hommes et la prison. - La Maison des Hommes. - Inside/outside (Australia): "The men and masculinities that are most at risk within these hierarchies are young men, gay men, transsexuals and the physically weak... Sexuality in prison is rife with contradiction. Consensual homosexual sex (often involving men who identify as heterosexual) coexists with vehement homophobia." - A Million Jockers, Punks, and Queens: Sex among American Male Prisoners and its Implications for Concepts of Sexual Orientation (American) - "By my own before-and-after observation of federal prisons, homophobia has risen, especially among whites, the status of queens has fallen, virgin heterosexuals are more highly prized, fewer jockers are hooking up, and much of the sexual behavior has become more covert."
Ultimate "Planet Out" Guide to Queer Movies (Subject: Homophobia).
To Kill - paints a frightening portrait of an America where
homophobia is a deeply ingrained part of life, the template rather than
the exception. An America where hate is taught, encouraged, and passed
father-to- son, from generation to generation: it is learned in the home,
at school, at church, from the media, and from peers. The film depicts
an American society deeply confused about sexuality, where repressed individuals
are given tacit permission to vent their frustrations by performing acts
of violence against gay Americans." - Anti-Homosexual Homicides Most Often
Perpetrated by Young Males (PDF
Download). - Cause of Death: Homophobia (2004). - Download Homophobia Movies.
Hollywood: - Closeted Homophobia: How Hollywood Maintains Heteronormativity Through the Portrayal of Queer Characters. - Doing Deviance, Teaching Conformity: How Transgender Characters in Hollywood Films Promote Normative Gender Roles. - Ian McKellen on Hollywood Homophobia. - Nathan Lane: Hollywood, homophobia and Mel Brooks. - Funny that way: Blades of Glory and Hollywood’s homophobic impulse. - Hollywood: home of homophobia. - Another crappy homophobic Hollywood movie: Below are excerpts from two movie reviews of 'Role Models' (starring Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott and Jane Lynch). - Hollywood Finally Tackles Black Homophobia: Start lining up for Dirty Laundry, a hilarious and touching film about a black gay family man. - Homophobia in Black Hollywood (2009). - Should Gay Hollywood Be Telling Young Hollywood to Keep it in the Closet? - No Closet, No Return: New local theater group debuts with this smart, if familiar, local premier about Hollywood's homophobia. - Catch of the day: Hollywood's homoerotic homophobia: Since Brokeback Mountain, no major studio has produced a single gay film. We have, however, had Wild Hogs... - Homophobia Still Running Rampant in Hollywood. - YouTube: Hollywood's Promotion of Homophobia Must End. - The homegrown homophobia of Hollywood Undead (2008). - Sean Penn on Milk, Prop 8, and Homophobia in Hollywood (2009). - Colin Firth “feels complicit” in Hollywood’s homophobia (2010).
Abstracts: - Internalized Heterosexism (2008). - Incidence of and risk factors for sexual orientation-related physical assault among young men who have sex with men (2008). - Exploring the Relationship between Homophobia and Participation in Core Sports among High School Students (2007). - Black-White Differences in Attitudes toward Homosexuality and Gay Rights (2003). - When in Rome: Heterosexism, Homophobia, and Sports Talk Radio (2004). - Reflections on experiences in peer-based anti-homophobia education (2004). - Absences that Matter: Constructions of Sexuality in Studies of Young Women’s Friendships (2000). - Male teachers, homophobia, misogyny and teacher education (2004). - The lack of sexual orientation anti-discrimination legislation in Hong Kong: breach of international and domestic legal obligations (2005). - The social construction of gay oppression as a determinant of gay men's health: 'homophobia is killing us' (2008). - Same sex attraction, homophobic bullying and mental health of young people in Northern Ireland (2008). - Homophobia as a Boundary Phenomenon: The Dynamic Dance Between Different Tensions (2007). - Fusion or Internalized Homophobia? A Pilot Study of Bowen's Differentiation of Self Hypothesis With Lesbian Couples (2008). - The social construction of gay oppression as a determinant of gay men's health: 'homophobia is killing us' (2008). - Marginalization by the Marginalized: Race, Homophobia, Heterosexism, and “the Problem of the 21st Century” (2009). - Shopping Behaviour Among Gay Men: Issues of Internalized Homophobia and Self-Esteem (2007). - Faggot = Loser (2001). - The Evaluation of Homophobia in an Italian Sample (2005). - Heterosexism in the Workplace: Do Race And Gender Matter? (2003). - Experiences of homonegativity and sexual risk behaviour in a sample of Latino gay and bisexual men (2010).
Homophobia Related Videos: - Life, Interrupted. - Gay Violence!!! - Gay Bashing in America (USA). - Gay Bashed - The Story of My Ass Kicking (USA). - MSM07 "Gay-Bashed By Police" (2/7) (USA). - Gay Bashing (USA). - Gay Bashing Protest (Canada). - Why people gay bash.... - Gay In Iran (Part 1 of 2). Gay In Iran (Part 2 of 2). - L'homophobie tue à l'école. - Challenging Homophobia (Teachers.TV). - Kick Homophobia Out Of Football: It’s Time Bigotry Was Booted Off the Terraces. (Football accused in homophobia row: Players refuse to appear in video designed to combat prejudice). - Halo 3: Homophobia Evolved (NSFW). - Homophobia Is Gay. - Homophobia. - Gay Teen Boy Abuse: Bullying & Homophobia.
Resources: - homophobiaday.org - Challenging Homopobia. - SOS-Homophobie.org. - homophobie.free.fr. - homophobie.org - endhomophobia.org - unlearninghomophobia.com - Tacklehomophoia.com - beyondhomophobia.com - gayhate.com - stophomophobiatoday.com - prideandprejudice.com.au - eachaction.org.uk - understandingprejudice.org - International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
/ Bibliographies: - Anti-Homophobia
Resources. - Promoting Respect, Inclusion and Diversity in Education (PRIDE, UK): Challenging Homophobic Bullying: Publications and Guidance – Resources Available Online. - NoOutsiders, UK: links to reports. - The
Gregory M. Herek Bibliography. - understandingprejudice.org : Bibliography. - Sexual Prejudice: Understanding Homophobia and Heterosexism. - Abstracts
of selected papers on homophobia by Dr. Herek. - Homosexualities,
homophobia, queer theory. - Gay
Men, Homophobia and Masculinity. - Homophobia
Books for Men. - A
Short Bibliography of Writings on Gay Shame. - Video resources on homophobia & heterosexism. - Homophobia and Heterosexism: 10 Top Teacher Resources: K -12. - Challenging Homophobia and Heterosexism: A Resource Guide for Educators. - The Heterosexism Enquirer Resources Page. - Heterosexism & Homophobia Resources. - UnderstandingPrejudice.org: Reading Room - Heterosexism & Homophobia. Sexual Orientation & Homophobia: Reaching Out to Young People: A Resource and Awareness Guide (PDF). - Toolkit for Teachers: Dealing with Homophobia and Homophobic Bullying in Scottish Schools (PDF). - Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Information System (TANDIS): Homophobia. - Google Directory: Homophobia. - Questia's Books & Articles on Homophobia.
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Heterosexism and Homophobia - 1997 - edited by James T Sears, Walter
L. Williams (21
Sample Pages) (Review) (Review) (Google Books).
- Heterosexism: an ethical challenge - 1993 - by Patricia Beattie Jung, Ralph F. Smith (Google Books). - Homophobia: how we all pay the price - 1992 - by Warren J. Blumenfeld (Google Books) (Book
Review). - Homophobia: an overview - 1984 - edited by John P. De Cecco (Google Books). - Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia - 1996 - edited by Esther D. Rothblum and Lynne A. Bond (Review).- Homophobia
: A Weapon of Sexism Includes Afterword and Annotated Bibliography
- 1997 - by Suzanne Pharr (Free Condensed Version). - Setting
Them Straight: You Can Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your
Life - 1996 - by Betty Berzon (Abstract). - The Dictionary of Homophobia: A Global History of Gay & Lesbian Experience - 2008 - edited by Louis-Georges Tin. - Homophobia: An Australian History - 2008 - edited by Shirleene Robinson (Google Books) (Review) (Review). - Homophobia:
A History - 2001 - by Byrne Fone (Author Interview). - Challenging Homophobia: Teaching about Sexual Diversity - 2007 - edited by Lutz van Dijk, Barry Van Driel, Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Review) (Review).
Books: - Addressing
Homophobia and Heterosexism on College Campuses - 2003 - by Elizabeth
P. Cramer (Google Books) (Review). - Challenging
Homophobia and Heterosexism: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and
Queer Issues, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education - 2006 - edited by Robert J. Hill (Amazon). Troubling
Intersections of Race and Sexuality: Queer Students of Color and Anti-Oppressive
Education - 2001 - edited by Kevin K. Kumashiro (About
the Author) (Google Books). - Community Organizing Against Homophobia and Heterosexism: The World Through Rainbow-Colored Glasses - 2004 - by Samantha Wehbi (Google Books). - Homophobia And The Law - 2005 - by Amy D. Ronner. - Setting
Them Straight: You Can Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your
Life - 1996 - by Betty Berzon. - Readings
for Diversity and Social Justice: An Anthology on Racism, Sexism, Anti-Semitism,
Heterosexism, Classism, and Ableism - 2000 - edited by Maurianne
Adams, Warren J. Blumenfeld, Rosie Castaneda, Heather W. Hackman, Madeline
L. Peters, Ximena Zuniga, Rosie Castaneda (15 Sample Pages) (Google Books). - Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation 2010 - by Derald Wing Sue (Google Books).
Books: - How to Survive Your Own Gay Life: An Adult Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships - 1998 - by Perry Brass: The main challenge gay people face, of course, is homophobia, which is either external or internal but whose "results are the same: a society that is both rejecting of gay men and a gay society that is self-rejecting." "Internalized homophobia works like a sponge, absorbing every negative feeling we experience, both from within and from outside. These negative feelings cut us off from our own tenderness, closeness with ourselves, and sources of strength." Only by recognizing and dealing with the fact can we "survive our own gay lives." (Review) (Amazon) - How to Make the World a Better Place for Gays and Lesbians - 1995 - by Una W. Fahy. - Faces of Hate - 1997 - edited by Chris Cunneen, David Fraser, Stephen Tomsen (Review). - Sexually Stigmatized Communities: Reducing Heterosexism and Homophobia: An Awareness Training Manual - 1999 - by Chuck Stewart (Related WebSite) (Review) (Review). - Adolescents homosexuels - Des préjugés à l'acceptation - 2009 - de Elisabeth Thorens-Gaud (Interview). - Homophobia: The State of Sexual Bigotry Today - 2009 - by Martin Kantor. - The Dictionary of Homophobia: A Global History of Gay & Lesbian Experience - 2008 - edited by Louis-Georges Tin, translated by Marek Redburn (Introduction) (Africa: Central & Eastern) (Review). Arsenal Pulp Press: Based on the work of seventy researchers in fifteen countries, The Dictionary of Homophobia is a mammoth, encyclopedic book that documents the history of homosexuality, and various cultural responses to it, in all regions of the world: a masterful, engaged, and wholly relevant study that traces the political and social emancipation of a culture. The book is the first English translation of Dictionnaire de L'Homophobie, published in France in 2003 to world-wide acclaim.
Crimes: Confronting Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men - 1992
- edited by Gregory M. Herek & Kevin T. Berrill (Abstract Contents
- Homophobic Violence - 1997 - edited by Gail Mason, Stephen Tomsen (Google Books) (Review). -
and Sexual Orientation: Understanding Prejudice Against Lesbians, Gay Men,
and Bisexuals - 1998 - edited by Gregory M. Herek (Abstract, Contents).- Strong
Women, Deep Closets : Lesbians and Homophobia in Sport - 1998 -
by Pat Griffin (15 Sample Pages) (Review)
The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens - 2003 - by Kelly
Huegel, Steven Cozza (Contents/Excerpts). - The
Spectacle of Violence: Homophobia, Gender, and Knowledge - 2002
- by Gail Mason (Review). - Coming
Out Through Fire: Surviving the Trauma of Homophobia - 1998 - by
Leanne McCall Tigert. - The
Construction of Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men - 2000 -
by Lynn Pardie (Review,
Must Scroll) (Google Books). - Violence
and Social Injustice Against Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People -
1998 - by by Lacey M. Sloan, Nora S. Gustavsson (Abstract) (Google Books).
Books: - One Of The Boys: Masculinity, Homophobia, And Modern Manhood - 1999 - by David Plummer (Google Books) (Amazon). - Boyhoods: Rethinking Masculinities - 2009 - by Ken Corbett (Related: The Puzzle of Boys: Scholars and others debate what it means to grow up male in America. Alternate Link). - Being Normal is the Only Way To Be: Adolescent Perspectives on Gender and School - 2005 - by Wayne Martino, Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli (Review) (Review) (Google Books). - The Myth of Male Power: Why Men Are the Disposable Sex - 1993 - by Warren Farrell: "Although Farrell's book is written for the mainstream straight world, it has powerful implications for gays and for understanding homophobia." (Review) (Review) (Amazon). - How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community - 2002 - by Jean M Baker (Review) (Review) (Amazon) (Google Books). - A Family and Friend's Guide to Sexual Orientation: Bridging the Divide Between Gay and Straight - 1996 - by Bob Powers and Alan Ellis (Abstract) (Google Books). - Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences - 2009 - by Sarah Schulman (Review) (Review). - Moral panics, sex panics: fear and the fight over sexual rights - 2009 - by Gilbert H. Herdt (Google Books) (Review).
Books: - The Gay Agenda: Talking Back to the Fundamentalists - 1997 - by Jack Nichols (Review) (Review) (Amazon). - Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay myth - 2003 - by Wayne R Besen (Related Web Site) (Google Books) (Review) (Review). - The Church Has AIDS: Essays on Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, Taboos, and the Black Church - 2010 - by Gerald Palmer (Book Preview).
More River to Cross : Black and Gay in America - 1998 - by Keith
Boykin (Review). - The
Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality in Black Communities - 2001 - by
with author) (Interview
with author) (Review: Black
Gay / Gay Black) (Review). - Dangerous
Liaisons: Blacks, Gays, and the Struggle for Equality - 1999 -
edited by Eric Brandt, Kendall Thomas (Introduction) (12 Sample Pages).
Change: Sexuality, Public Policy, and Civil Rights - 2002 - edited
by John D'Emilio, William Turner, Urvashi Vaid (Review) (Review). - Latino
Gay Men and HIV: Culture, Sexuality, and Risk Behavior - 1999 -
by Rafael M. Diaz: "Probably the most important statement from the book
that sums up the problem of educating Latino gay men is: "The book's overall
hypothesis is that six sociocultural factors in the lives of Latino gay
men--machismo, homophobia, family loyalty, sexual silence, poverty, and
racism--internalized through socialization experiences, undermine the self-regulation
of sexuality and have become important barriers to the practice of safer
Get That Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools - 2011 - by Rebecca Haskell, Brian Burtch (Introduction) (Excerpt) (Review) (Review) (Author Interview: Rebecca Haskell) (Radio Interview: Brian Burtch) (Global TV News Interview With Authors) (City TV Interview with Rebecca Haskell).
Tim (2001). Sissyphobia: Gay Men and Effeminate Behavior. New York:
Harrington Park Press. Internet: http://www.timbergling.com/sissyphobia/. - Amazon. - Definition:
Effeminate. - Effeminate.
- Whoa Nellie!:
"Nellie, Flamey, Queenie, Femme -- all of these terms are used within the
gay community to describe effeminate men... If you look at a catalog of
porn films to try to find effeminate in the title you will find that it
is practically impossible. In fact, hot nellie action doesn't sound so
thrilling when many of us think about it. What's disturbing to know is
that if there are so many effeminate men out there, how come none of them
are attracted to people like themselves? Tim Berling, author of gay fiction
and non-fiction, coined the phrase "sissyphobia," an ailment our culture
has blatantly accepted but seldom talks about. Even sissies are "sissyphobic."
You wouldn't believe how many "fuck yous" I got when I tried to question
the flamiest guys I know about why they acted that way. They were insulted
because I insinuated that they were effeminate, yet they were quick to
point fingers towards other queens who "might be of help." To many homosexual
men, a lisp or a hand gesture comes naturally, and they don't equate it
with being nellie." Alvear, Michael (2001). Nellies need not apply.
Salon Magazine. Internet: http://www.salon.com/sex/feature/2001/08/01/nelly/
. Book Review: Sissyphobia.
Wayne Martino & Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli (2003). So What's a Boy? Addressing Issues of Masculinity and Schooling. Open University Press: 2006 Review: PDF Download.
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