"Homophobia" or homosexual bias reconsidered.

  title={"Homophobia" or homosexual bias reconsidered.},
  author={Billie Fyfe},
  journal={Archives of sexual behavior},
  volume={12 6},
  • Billie Fyfe
  • Published 1983 in Archives of sexual behavior
Recent investigation into negative reactions to homosexuals has yielded a new concept, homophobia. This concept has been used to describe cultural, attitudinal, and personal biases against homosexuals. Such a broad usage of the concept threatens to restrict understanding of negative reactions to homosexuals, and to restrict more useful investigations into the possible sources of homosexual bias. It is suggested that the concept of homophobia be abandoned in favor of another concept such as… CONTINUE READING

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