VIOLENCE AGAINST LGTB
Homophobia is the hatred or fear of homosexuals sometimes leading to acts of violence and expressions of hostility.
Gay bashing and gay bullying is a type of hate crime or hate speech. It can be a verbal or physical abuse against a person who is perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). Such abuse is used also to bully heterosexual persons and persons of non-specific or unknown sexual orientation. It is where a homosexual person is insulted, hurt, or killed because of their sexual orientation. A verbal gay bashing might use sexual slurs, expletives, intimidation, or threats of violence. It also might take place in a political forum and include one or more common anti-gay slogans.
Gay bullying involves intentional and unprovoked actions toward the victim, repeated negative actions by one or more people against another person, and an imbalance of physical or psychological power.
Myths about Homosexuality
You can always tell homosexuals by the way they look or act. Men who act in a feminine manner must be gay. Masculine women with short haircuts and deeper voices must be lesbians. Truth. These stereotypes confuse the concept of sexual orientation (whether you prefer the same or other sex as sexual partners) with gender roles (exhibiting masculine or feminine behavior). Just as the vast majority of gays and lesbians do not fit these stereotypes, a portion of heterosexuals match them. Except for their actual sexual activity or admitting their sexual preferences, there is no accurate way to judge someone’s sexual orientation.
Homosexuals never marry. Therefore, people who never marry are homosexual. Likewise, people who marry and have children can be presumed to be heterosexual. Truth. Many homosexual people do marry and have children. Likewise, many people who never marry are strictly heterosexual.
Recently the number of homosexuals has increased tremendously. Truth. Incidence of homosexuality has remained fairly constant; however, homosexuals are more visible now. With the gay liberation movement, more homosexuals stopped keeping their preferences secret. Many more have “come out of the closet.”
Homosexuals are constantly trying to convert straight people to homosexuality. Truth . Just as a few heterosexuals try to seduce homosexuals, a few homosexuals may try to seduce straights. However, the great majority of homosexuals do not attempt such seduction. Homosexuals are not likely to “make a play” for someone who does not seem attracted to them. As with most of us, at times homosexuals may confuse friendship with sexual attraction. They may act on their erroneous assumption.
There are not homosexuals in Bosnia and Herzegovina, that is just a western illness. Truth: Homosexuals, as heterosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals are part of every single society in this world. It is not an illness and is not included in any Medical Diagnosis Code throughout Europe.