What to Know About Heterosexism and Homophobia

Chances are you’ve heard of the word homophobia. It’s the senseless hate and fear of LGBTQ people, who face prejudice, discrimination, harassment, and violence because of it.

Some experts say heterosexism is another name for homophobia. Others say this term means that you assume that all people are or ought to be heterosexual. This ignores or dismisses the experiences and needs of LGBTQ people and gives advantages to heterosexual people.

Read more on the original article : https://www.webmd.com/sex-relationships/homophobia-heterosexism

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I am Matrika Devkota and I hail from Nepal. As a person with lived experience of mental health conditions and a suicide survivor, I have personally borne the impacts of stigma, prejudice, misconceptio