Study ties homophobia to secret gay urges
One of my experiences in writing this blog has been that some vehemently homophobic commenters tend to become unglued whenever I refer to studies suggesting that men like them may have their own homosexual urges.
One such guy even threatened to sue me.
This subject came to mind when I ran across THIS ITEM today.
What we’re talking about here is sometimes called “internalized homophobia” or “internalized stigma,” which causes severe discomfort with or disapproval of one’s own sexual orientation.
And then there’s “social homophobia,” which is the fear of being identified as gay, even if you’re not. This sometimes is associated with insecurity about one’s masculinity.
There’s more about these forms of homophobia HERE.