Psychology (Humanities), 1969

A 3000+-year old religious-inspired belief that the practice of homosexuality is immoral, spread over 50+ of the worlds’ countries.

A term coined in 1969 by (straight) psychotherapist George Weinberg in gay porn magazine Screw to describe the fear of heterosexual men that they might themselves be gay, after people were mean to his lesbian friend. Later elaborated on in his 1972 book “Society and the Healthy Homosexual” with an unsubstantiated claim it was a “medical phobia” in response to a perceived “contagion” based in “homosexual panic”.