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12/05/2012 12:21 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

HuffPost Live Discusses The Associated Press Ban On The Word 'Homophobia' (VIDEO)

Late last month the Associated Press revealed that after 40 years of using the term "homophobia," it is now discouraging its use in news stories.

The decision proved highly controversial as many media outlets -- especially those that are devoted to covering lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender stories -- railed against the decision and some even suggested an anti-gay agenda may be at work.

HuffPost Live host Alicia Menendez spoke with Noah Michelson, Editor of Huffington Post Gay Voices, Michelangelo Signorile, Editor-at-Large of Huffington Post Gay Voices, Dr. Mary Barber, Clinical Director of Rockland Psychiatric Center and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, Holly Cashman, Associate Professor Spanish/Linguistics and
Sarah Blazucki, Vice President for Print and Digital for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, to get their views on the AP's decision.

Watch the clip above and then add your thoughts in the comments section below.