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What is Homophobia | Psychology Concepts.

The homophobia sets the hatred, the bigotry, the loathing that some people nourish against homosexuals. Those harboring in your mind this phobia have not yet completely defined your sexual identity, which raises doubts, anxieties and a certain revolt, which are transferred to those who profess this sexual preference. Often this occurs in the unconscious of these individuals.
To reaffirm their sexuality and as an instinctive defence mechanism against any possibility of developing a different feeling for people of the same sex, the subjects become aggressive and may even commit murder to preserve any risk. Often, however, homophobia homosexual itself, as a process of denial of his sexuality, sometimes only in the first moments, other of a persistent form, when the individual comes to contract marriage with a wife and start a family, without ever taking his homosexuality. When this mechanism becomes conscious, can be drawn up through a therapy that works the concepts and values of these individuals regarding the homosexual option.
The term homophobia was employed initially in 1971, by psychologist George Weinberg. This word, of Greek origin, refers to an irrational fear of homosexuality, with a profound connotation of repulsion, total disgust, even for no apparent reason. This is a question rooted in racism and all kinds of prejudice. This fear goes through the problem of group identification, i.e. the homophobic conform their beliefs to those of the majority and those who radically oppose don't line up with these traditional roles that they play in society, even if only in appearance.
Some assimilate homophobia to a kind of xenophobia, the terror of everything that is different. But this concept is not accepted, because fear of strange isn't the only source in which opponents of gay drink, as there are also cultural, religious causes – mainly Christian beliefs (Catholics, Protestants), Jewish or Muslim-ideological, political-groups of the extreme left and extreme right, and others who also intertwine in prejudice. Usually the fundamentalisms yieldeth space to homosexuality. There are, however, within the groups cited, those who defend and support the rights of homosexuals. Inside the legal standards, there are also variants, i.e. There are laws that between same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples if you diversify. And, strange as it may seem, in the 21st century, some countries apply even the death penalty against homosexuals.
The homophobe can react to homosexuals with slurs, verbal insults, gestures, or with a social conviviality based on antipathy and ironies, disguised as ways to achieve the target, without running the risk of being sued because it is difficult in these cases prove that there was an act of homophobia. Some movements are performed in code, shared worldwide by opponents of homosexuals, such as whistles, some chants and clapping.
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