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Homophobia Word Ban

5 Reasons I'm Glad The AP Sidelined 'Homophobia'

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

Am I sorry that the word "homophobia" has been yanked? At first I was. Many others who use the word to describe the atrocities inflicted on LGBT people were not happy. But now I may have hit the "acceptance" level of the Kubler-Ross process. Here are the five reasons why.

Now That The AP Has Banned 'Homophobia,' What Word Should Journalists Use Instead?

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Holly R. Cashman

Given the AP Stylebook's decision to discourage the use of the word "homophobia" by journalists, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at "heterosexism," what it does and doesn't mean, and why it (along with "anti-gay") cannot exactly replace "homophobia."

Homophobia: Don't Ban The Word -- Put It In The Index Of Mental Disorders

George Weinberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
George Weinberg

As the therapist who coined the word "homophobia" in the late 1960s, I still see a great deal of homophobia in the world. As long as homophobia exists, as long as gay people suffer from homophobic acts, the word will remain crucial to our humanity.