How would you define heterophobia?


  • Aug 23, 2014 1:34 AM GMT
    We've all experienced some form of homophobia in our lives. Could there be such a thing as "Heterophobia?" Yes it is a supposed "fear and mistrust" of heterosexual people by LGBT people. Emphasis on the word "supposed" But I do think that under certain circumstances, it could very well be a real word. And let's pretend that it is.

    Here is the most plausible term I could think of for "heterophobia"


    For example: A gay person who has been unrepentantly betrayed by his straight parents, the people who are originally supposed to love him the most. Or was the victim of a hate crime by anti-gay extremists. Long in short, a person who has been through a misfortune extreme enough inflicted by a homophobe that could potentially in turn destroy the victim's trust in all other straight people.

    Obviously this is a ham-handed thought, which will no doubt warrant criticism. And I do respect all opinions and am curious to know what others thoughts are on this . But please keep them polite and respectful.

    How would you define "heterophobia?"
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    Aug 23, 2014 1:36 AM GMT
    Never heard of that term before. But I imagine if anyone has heterophobia, life would be difficult since 90+% of population are straight. How would one avoid any interaction with straight people?
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    Aug 23, 2014 1:36 AM GMT
    Heterophobia = Hanging out only in gay-exclusive places, working only at gay-exclusive jobs, having only gay friends, and being afraid to go anywhere that the majority of people are hetero.
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    Aug 23, 2014 1:37 AM GMT
    gridlockmaster88 saidWe've all experienced some form of homophobia in our lives. Could there be such a thing as "Heterophobia?" Yes it is a supposed "fear and mistrust" of heterosexual people by LGBT people. Emphasis on the word "supposed" But I do think that under certain circumstances, it could very well be a real word.

    Here is the most plausible term I could think of for "heterophobia"


    For example: A gay person who has been unrepentantly betrayed by his straight parents, the people who are originally supposed to love him the most. Or was the victim of a hate crime by anti-gay extremists. Long in short, a person who has been through a misfortune extreme enough inflicted by a homophobe that could potentially in turn destroy the victim's trust in all other straight people.

    Obviously this is a ham-handed thought, which will no doubt warrant criticism. And I do respect all opinions and am curious to know what others thoughts are on this . But please keep them polite and respectful.

    How would you define "heterophobia?"


    I would call it a perfectly natural reaction to being treated like shit. Like my mom used to say, "You'd pat a dog on the head, wouldn't you?" In other words, no, it is unacceptable.

  • Aug 23, 2014 1:49 AM GMT
    I knew somebody who was betrayed by his parents and kicked out for being gay. He survived it, but it got me to thinking on how one would look at straight people after suffering such a misfortune. Because your parents are the ones who brought you into this world...And when they betray you like that, it can definitely feel like a knife shoved into your stomach.
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    Aug 23, 2014 3:21 PM GMT
    Heterophobia - a ridiculous word construct devised as a weapon to be used against people who don't think like oneself. See homophobia.
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    Aug 23, 2014 3:23 PM GMT
    I think fag hags have internalized heterophobia.
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    Aug 23, 2014 3:48 PM GMT
    I think it exists... and it's just as hateful as homophobia is. Both are irrational fears of something that neither wants to take the time to understand or accept.

    I've been a "victim" of it... as a long-time bisexual I've had guys make me feel like I was infested with something utterly disgusting just because my dick has ben inside a woman before.

    It's often accompanied with a barrage of name calling, some "Eww, GROSS" types of expletives, and finally a dismissal.

    A disturbing trend to be sure, when folks who crave acceptance for who they are cannot be bothered to accept others for who THEY are.
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    Aug 23, 2014 6:12 PM GMT
    ^ I dont think so Jon, when you are gay and are repeatedly contacted by bi men in relationships with women who want to have a experiment with you on the side it tends to make bisexuals much less credible and considerable relationship potentials.

    If i had a dime for every time I came across some closet bi guy who wanted to fool with men while being in a real relationship with a female i'd be rich enough to buy sell and trade the united states
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Aug 23, 2014 6:45 PM GMT
    No doubt, you'll find people who are heterophobic, too. It takes all kinds.

    It also takes a degree of maturity to stop transferring an individually negative experience to a whole huge group of people.

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    Aug 23, 2014 7:40 PM GMT
    I think it exist mostly as a defense mechanism especially when there are numerous comparisons between gay and straight men that typically seems to put straight men in a better light.
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    Aug 23, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
    yup---jon gets it.


    JonSpringon saidI think it exists... and it's just as hateful as homophobia is. Both are irrational fears of something that neither wants to take the time to understand or accept.

    I've been a "victim" of it... as a long-time bisexual I've had guys make me feel like I was infested with something utterly disgusting just because my dick has ben inside a woman before.

    It's often accompanied with a barrage of name calling, some "Eww, GROSS" types of expletives, and finally a dismissal.

    A disturbing trend to be sure, when folks who crave acceptance for who they are cannot be bothered to accept others for who THEY are.
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    Aug 24, 2014 1:40 AM GMT
    heterophobia would be prejudice plus power.
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    Aug 24, 2014 1:47 AM GMT
    wave said^ I dont think so Jon, when you are gay na d are repeatedly contacted by bi men in relationships with women who want to have a experiment with you on the side it tends to make bisexuals much less credible and considerable relationship potentials.

    If i had a dime for every time I cam across some closet bi guy who wanted to fool with men while being in a real relationship with a female i'd be rich enough to buy sell and trade the united states


    I get what you're saying... but just cuz some bi guys are assholes, you can't go treating ALL of us like assholes.
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    Aug 24, 2014 6:19 AM GMT
    gridlockmaster88 saidWe've all experienced some form of homophobia in our lives. Could there be such a thing as "Heterophobia?" Yes it is a supposed "fear and mistrust" of heterosexual people by LGBT people. Emphasis on the word "supposed" But I do think that under certain circumstances, it could very well be a real word. And let's pretend that it is.

    Here is the most plausible term I could think of for "heterophobia"


    For example: A gay person who has been unrepentantly betrayed by his straight parents, the people who are originally supposed to love him the most. Or was the victim of a hate crime by anti-gay extremists. Long in short, a person who has been through a misfortune extreme enough inflicted by a homophobe that could potentially in turn destroy the victim's trust in all other straight people.

    Obviously this is a ham-handed thought, which will no doubt warrant criticism. And I do respect all opinions and am curious to know what others thoughts are on this . But please keep them polite and respectful.

    How would you define "heterophobia?"
    Oh only girl would ask a question like this among a bunch of gay men on a gay site. I do so enjoy girls being on the site. They do bring drama that we gay guys don't bring. Of course I would never talk about my real feelings and thoughts about issues with other guys and my relationships on here, but I love that girls are here watching everything that we do. I'm sorry, if you are really a boy and you asked this question, well I just learned something new about myself: there are some lines that even I don't as a gay man don't want other gay guys to cross. Wow, actually I have to thank you for your very girl type question if you are not a girl parading as a guy.
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    Aug 25, 2014 5:10 AM GMT
    JonSpringon saidI think it exists... and it's just as hateful as homophobia is. Both are irrational fears of something that neither wants to take the time to understand or accept.

    I've been a "victim" of it... as a long-time bisexual I've had guys make me feel like I was infested with something utterly disgusting just because my dick has ben inside a woman before.

    It's often accompanied with a barrage of name calling, some "Eww, GROSS" types of expletives, and finally a dismissal.

    A disturbing trend to be sure, when folks who crave acceptance for who they are cannot be bothered to accept others for who THEY are.


    Odd. That is nothing like my experience. I usually get asked what's it like. And I've never been rejected because my cock's been in vag. Even if I were I wouldn't say I experienced heterophobia! I'd just throw them back and keep trawling the seas. There are plenty mo' dicks in the sea.
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    Aug 25, 2014 11:45 AM GMT
    Heterophobia seems to be like Homophobia.

    Both seem ignorant to me.