Will this satisfy the anti-‘gay’ groups?
For a long time, the groups who oppose equal rights for non-heterosexual people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) have complained about being called ‘homophobic.’ They may have a point. Maybe they are not afraid as much as they are just unwilling to accept other people as equal humans.
Eliminate the term ‘Homophobia’
David Hart, at Pam’s House Blend, has posted his suggestion for how to improve on this situation. He has an idea for how to replace the offensive term.
The word “homophobia” suggests that the intolerant are afflicted; It follows that a treatable pathology can be associated with the condition.
Replace it with ‘Sexual Prejudice’
Here’s what he says. It does seem to be more accurate.
In searching for a replacement, I have concluded that Gregory Herek, a researcher at UC, Davis, has proposed the best solution for my mental search-and-replace — “sexual prejudice..” In addition to being precise, the term is inclusive of transgender people.