Homophobia

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Homophobia is anti-gay fear or hatred.

Quotes[edit]

  • "None of my friends are homophobic. I’ve never had a negative response from Will & Grace... and I’ve never hesitated about anything artistic. This is 2008, you know? Things are different now... or, at least they should be. We’re all God’s children. Enough already with homophobic people... they just don’t get it."
  • I do watch a lot of television science fiction, and it is a particularly sexless world. With a lot of the material from America, I think gay, lesbian and bisexual characters are massively underrepresented, especially in science fiction, and I'm just not prepared to put up with that. It's a very macho, testosterone-driven genre on the whole, very much written by straight men. I think Torchwood possibly has television's first bisexual male hero, with a very fluid sexuality for the rest of the cast as well. We're a beacon in the darkness.
    • Russel T. Davies "Parallel universe". The Age (Melbourne, Australia). 14 June 2007. Retrieved 27 June 2007.
  • It’s a little hard for me to know that I am “disordered” or again to quote Ratzinger, “that i am guilty of a moral evil” simply by fulfilling my sexual destiny as I see it. It’s…it’s hard for me to be told, to be told that I’m evil, because I think of myself as someone who is filled with love, whose only purpose in life was to achieve love, and who feels love for so much of nature and the world and for everything else and who like anybody decent and with education realizes that in order, to achieve and receive love, it’s a struggle.
  • I actually got a Ugandan Minister to say, on camera— he's the Minister of Ethics and Integrity, it's the only such ministry in the world— and I said to him, "Look, even if these three utterly false supports on which you base your homophobia are true, which they aren't, there's so much more to worry about in your country than the odd gay person going to bed with the other gay person. For example, you have almost an epidemic of child rape in this country, which is just frightening."
    And he said, "Ah, but it is the right kind of child rape."
    I said, "That was on camera. Do you know that was on camera?"
    He said, "Yes."
    I said, "Can you just explain what you meant?"
    "Well, it is men raping girls. Which is natural."
    • Stephen Fry The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 2013-05-22
    • Recounting an exchange with Ugandan Minister Simon Lokodo.
  • "Homophobia is gay."
    • Frank Iero.
  • "Homophobic violence...and homophobia in general might also be ways of adjudicating the anxiety aroused in heterosexual men by their own penetrability. If a potential for passive anal pleasure is denied, its denial can be acted out as violence against or contempt for, those who are interpreted as wishing to either experience such pleasure themselves, or to 'impose' it on another. In this sense the repression or elision of anal eroticism in heterosexual men can be seen to work not only along the lines of the masculine/feminine divide, but also along the homosexual/heterosexual divide."
    • Catherine Waldby (). "Destruction: Boundary Erotics and the Refiguration of the Heterosexual Male Body", Sexy Bodies, p. 272-73. Eds. Grosz and Probyn.
  • I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.
    • Betty White Parade, 2010 [2]

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