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Homofobia – lęk przed homoseksualizmem
Homophobia – fear of homosexuality

Author(s): Irmina Szczepaniak
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Criminology, Studies in violence and power, Victimology
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Kryminologiczne im. prof. Stanisława Batawii
Keywords: homosexuality; homophobia; discrimination; violence; non-heteronormativity; LGBT; LG; gay; lesbian;

Summary/Abstract: This article is about homophobia in Polish realities. An extensive theoretical element was also supplemented by qualitative research – interviews with homosexuals about violence, discrimination and other hardships. Analysis of the research material confirmed the high level of direct homophobia in cases with which the subjects were dealing, but also indirect homophobia which is targeted toward whole LGBT community. This article presents a range of problems which have to be faced by homosexuals in Poland. The article, besides the author’s own research, also consists of research material from the unpublished report of the Center for Research on Prejudice.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 26
  • Page Range: 39-63
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Polish