What makes someone homophobic?

How can you tell if someone is homophobic? Is it a behavior or more than that?

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  • reme_1
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    The first thing out of their mouth is probably something "anti something.

    They have been brainwashed by their preach to just know that being gay is wrong and they believe him.

  • 8 months ago

    Based on what I've seen from my parents, I strongly believe that being homophobic stems from lack of interaction with gay people and not being exposed enough to the IDEA of being in a same-sex relationship. My mom claims she's not homophobic and is just "uncomfortable" with seeing gay people interacting with each other (kissing, holding hands, etc.) However, my dad is VERY homophobic and uses hateful words/the slang associated :( It really hurts and I'll never understand why some people are more accepting of other bad things in the world, but they can't accept that two men or two women can love each other...ย 

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Disliking homosexuals is not a 'phobia'ย  it's normal.ย  In the last few decades, propaganda has tried to change this with phrases like 'homophobia' and saturating the media with gay characters, but it is genetically encoded in normal humans to dislike homosexuals.

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  • 8 months ago

    Its a very complicated behavior, The video below covers just one reason for some some guys being homophobic. For other reasons there are other driving factors. Trouble is the behavior while reasonable common it has received little attention in coming to understand it.

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  • 8 months ago

    Homophobia and homophobes are strongly associated with religious views, lack of homosexual feelings or experiences, and lack of interaction with gay people

  • jimmy
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Being homophobic is indoctrinated by religion.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    According to modern science, homophobia is caused by a defect in the brain and people are born that way.

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