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Contemporary homophobia: social pressure towards social invisibility and adverse attitudes towards homosexual parenting
Journal Title: RIVISTA SPERIMENTALE DI FRENIATRIA 
Author/s: Margherita Graglia, Valeria Quaglia 
Year:  2014 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  25 Pg. 59-83 FullText PDF:  1657 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RSF2014-002006
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Since Kenneth Smith (1971) and George Weinberg (1972) first introduced the concept of "homophobia" and framed it as a social problem, significant social, political and cultural changes have occurred. This paper examines contemporary forms of homophobia and focuses on two main issues: a. the combination of socio-cultural factors that affect homosexual visibility; b. the most common arguments advanced against homosexual parenting. In conclusion, a deeper knowledge of homosexual people and homosexuality is necessary to overcome homophobic stereotypes and prejudices. An anti-discrimination policy is needed to build a more inclusive social environment.
Keywords: Omofobia, orientamento omosessuale, omogenitorialità, pregiudizi anti gay, visibilità.

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Margherita Graglia, Valeria Quaglia, Contemporary homophobia: social pressure towards social invisibility and adverse attitudes towards homosexual parenting in "RIVISTA SPERIMENTALE DI FRENIATRIA" 2/2014, pp. 59-83, DOI:10.3280/RSF2014-002006

   

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