heterosexism

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Discrimination or prejudice against lesbians, gay men, or bisexuals by heterosexual people.

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  • noun The assumption made when relating to others that everyone is heterosexual.
  • noun Discrimination against homosexuals, bisexuals and asexuals in favor of heterosexuals.

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  • noun discrimination in favor of heterosexual and against homosexual people

Etymologies

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From heterosex(ual) and -ism; modelled on sexism.

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