Homophobia is the fear or poor treatment of homosexuals. The word was created in the 1960s by a psychologist named George Weinberg. There are events to stop homophobia, like the "gay pride parades" and "International Day Against Homophobia" on May 17. In some places, it is illegal to treat people badly because they are homosexual, and it is a hate crime to hurt them for that reason. Against such discriminations, the Declaration of Montreal and the Yogyakarta Principles were adopted in 2006.
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- Hate speech
- Hate crime
- International Day Against Homophobia
- Yogyakarta Principles
- Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
- "Definitions: Sexual Prejudice, Homophobia, and Heterosexism". psychology.ucdavis.edu. http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/prej_defn.html. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
- "http://ilga.org/news_results_b.asp?FileID=329", April 10, 2004
- Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender Inetity in Europe (Council of Europe)