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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Resources and Studies: Hate Crimes & Homophobia

LGBTQ Issues and Research Resources

Research Homophobia and Hate Crimes


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In 1972, psychologist George Weinberg defined homophobia as, "the dread of being in close quarters with homosexuals," or, more generally, "revulsion toward homosexuals."  Today, homophobia is generally thought of as an unreasonable fear or hatred of homosexuality, especially in others but also in oneself (known as internalized homophobia).

from Completely Queer:  The Lesbian and Gay Encyclopedia

Orlando Shooting

On June 12, 2016 a gunman killed 49 people at the Pulse Nightclub, a gay nightclub in Miami, in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

The #Pulse Orlando Syllabus is a wiki project to create a bibliography of resources in response to the shooting focused on LGBTQ communities, especially communities of color. 

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