Following the horrific attack in Orlando, people as usual have been rushing to judgment. There are at least two studies which indicate that homophobia may have a negative economic impact for the countries where it is widespread. Bay Area Reporter. Negative attitudes toward identifiable LGBT groups have similar yet specific names: Am J Orthopsychiatry. Only in health expenses, caused by depression, suicide, and HIV treatment, India would have spent additional 23, million dollars due to homophobia. Rutgers University Press.
Human Rights Watch calls on Iran to end juvenile executions, after claims that two boys were executed for being gay.
While evangelical Christianity is influential in Uganda, conservative Islam has helped shape attitudes toward gay people in Sudan and Somalia, where homosexuality is punishable by death. The tendency to translate violence against a trans person to homophobia reflects the role of gender in attribution of homosexuality as well as the fact that hostility connected to homosexuality is often associated with the perpetrators' prejudices about particular gender practices and their visibility. What is condemned is the worship of false gods.
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