#56.  Homophobia
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 5:48PM
[Your Name Here] in LGBTQ, gender, identity, rape culture

This Conversation Will Help You…


  1. Define “homophobia”
  2. Name three ways they see homophobia in life and online
  3. Name how homophobia can shape harmful attitudes and behaviors



Think About This First


Having the Conversation


Start here:

What does homophobia mean?

Where do you usually hear this word?

Do you think it’s more of an action, or belief, or both?

How is homophobia something that is individual and also a larger problem?

What are ways that homophobia exists within laws and policies?

How do you think homophobia develops?



If you are thinking about laws, what are some ways that homophobia exists?

What do you think about that?

Does homophobia exist in your school?

How do you see it? What about online?

I have seen homophobic things online, have you? Where have you seen it?


Keep Talking:  

If we have homophobia in laws, how can that shape peoples’ attitudes and behaviors about LGBTQ people?

What are ways that homophobia can affect people in going to the doctor, filling out forms, going on a dating website, etc?

What are some ways that homophobia can affect people who want to come out to their friends, family, or coworkers?

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