What is homophobia?

Homophobia is the dislike or prejudice against homosexuality – which often leads to bullying, violence, and even hate crimes. Often, homophobia stems from people thinking it is immoral or because it is against their religion, or not ever having the chance to get to know a LGBTQ+ person. Many times, with education and patience, misguided views about gender and sexuality can be overcome, but it may be too large of a burden for you to take on alone. If you are dealing with homophobia, reach out to a trusted adult for help. You can also find support and help through the It Gets Better Project, The Trevor Project, and GLAAD.