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Homophobia The Truth

Updated on April 26, 2010

Homophobia Explained

The truth about homophobia, is that the bigoted people are so scared that they might be gay, or are unsure of their own sexuality that they have to be defensive and attack gay people. Fanatically obsessed with gay people, you will find that all they think about is gay people and calling them names and labels that are completely destructive to the victim.

They even attack with physical violence not just verbal and its quite rare that it is one on their own, they usually incite others to join in because they are so brave with an audience. Many of us gay people have at some point encountered homophobia from people, I have on more than one occasion and been severely injured and in hospital more times than enough but now I just don’t care and I will fight back for my right to be human and gay, that so many marched for in the generations before us.

Some people encounter homophobia in the work place for example and at school even on the street and yet, normal heterosexual people don’t care if we are gay or not as long as we remember they don’t want it pushed down their throats. Im not saying that all gay people who are attacked are innocent because sometimes a gay person can go a bit too far we are not all saints and innocents but it just narrow minded people who are the masterminds to homophobia because they believe that we are some kind of disease that needs to be eradicated, yet I have a hub called Denial and you may find that some of these homophobics are gay themselves and in the denial stage as they cannot come out because of family issues or self acceptance problems.

And yet some people are just born nasty and evil (look at hitler) and they just want power over others and to destroy someone inside will make them feel powerful when they probably have insecurity issues and other problems.

The day will come when homophobia will be eradicated and people will be safe to be what ever gender they want to be and prejudices will be a thing of the past, and life will be so much easier to live.


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    • Rod Marsden profile image

      Rod Marsden 

      8 years ago from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

      In my humble opinion you do very little against homophobia by labeling the people who hate gays as secretly being gay. It just fans the fire of their hate. It is even worse when a member of the opposite sex makes the same argument. So what does work?

      Journey back with me in time. When I was a kid being gay was a crime. You could be arrested and do time in jail over it. This is no lie but the way things were. In the 1970s there was a movement against victimless crimes. The very term gay came out of that. GAY actually means Good As You. Anyway there are still a lot of people who remember being gay as being a crime and if you want to get homophobia lessened then you need to get rid of the notion of crime being attached to the gay life style. You might even have to establish the fact that there is a gay life style and it doesn't have to do anyone any harm.

      So how do you get rid of the crime attachment? I can't say for sure but it is my belief that television can help. There are shows on the box nowadays that show gayness as the norm for the people it is a norm for. My argument is that this is a better way to go than name calling and spitefulness. My thoughts at any rate.

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thankyou honey xx im glad that you like this hub, I just had to write it because its something that needed to be explained.

    • AEvans profile image


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      One day I hope that people come together and not target others, It is so sad. Homophobia is ridiculous and appalling to say the least if people were comfortable in there own skin they would not have issues with others. I also agree with you that many hide behind the Lion's skin which many times happen to be those who are gay themselves. There are a percentage that just do not understand seeking knowledge and education to better understand reality. Great Hub Callum! :)


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