Monday, March 5, 2012

Homophobia: The Fear of Homosexuality

Homophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of sameness, monotony, homosexuality or becoming homosexual.  The definition of Homophobia has been expanded to also mean a hatred and discrimination to homosexuals.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Homophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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