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5 Reasons I'm Glad The AP Sidelined 'Homophobia'
Dad, evolvequals.com blogger, LGBT activist and businessman
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.
The AP Ends 'Homophobia,' Though Not Homophobia
Writer-person, abuser of parenthetical expressions.
The AP Style Book editors' recent decision to ban use of the word "homophobia" as imprecise has certainly not ended homophobia, though it has robbed the AP's reporters of an important word used to describe a phenomenon that, sadly, they have written about frequently.
Now That The AP Has Banned 'Homophobia,' What Word Should Journalists Use Instead?
Holly R. Cashman
Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, University of New ...
'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
Psychotherapist; author, 'Society and the Healthy Homosexual'
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.
The Associated Press And Terms Like 'Homophobia'
Warren J. Blumenfeld
The AP revealed recently that its stylebook will no longer include the word "homophobia" in political or social contexts. Oddly, and for entirely different reasons, I agree that the terms like "homophobia," "biphobia" and "transphobia" are imprecise at best, so I, too, find them problematic.
Associated Press Ban On 'Homophobia' Plays Into Anti-Gay Agenda
Queer Voices Editor-at-Large, The Huffington Post
Those who are anti-gay have been railing against the use of the word "homophobia" by journalists and others for years and are cheering the AP for banning it. This comes at a critical juncture in the gay rights movement, when anti-gay forces appear to be losing ground.
AP's Discouraging 'Homophobia' Is Discouraging
Nationally renowned African-American lesbian activist, scholar...
The editors at the
have announced that they are "discouraging" use of the word "homophobia." They made their decision without consultation with the nation's leading LGBTQ organizations, leaders, activists and newspapers. That is a problem.
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