Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)
Have you ever wondered what people actually have to fear from sexuality and gender diverse individuals? And how is fear translated into hatred and violence?
Here are some relevant articles for you to read and share.
Homophobia just doesn’t exist in others, it exists in LGBTI people as well. This article talks about the 4 main factors that create it. READ Homophobia – 4 factors – internal and external
How many times have you heard someone say ‘I’m not homophobic but’ …..and obviously what they said after ‘but’ indicated they were. READ I’m not homophobic but (fill in the blank)
George Weinberg, the man who invented the word homophobia in 1965 died in March this year at the age of 87. Find out why the word ‘homophobia was invented in this interesting article. READ Who invented the word homophobia and why
Understanding the difference between homophobia and heterosexism can be helpful for us to identify it in ourselves and others. READ Homophobia and/or Heterosexism – knowing the difference