Sexual Minorities & Digital Cultures. Homophobia. Homophobia : Fear of, hatred of, or discomfort with people who love and sexually desire members of the same sex Manifestations : hate speech; bullying, teasing, & harassment; physical assault; murder; mass murder
The connection between male dominance & heterosexism can be seen in the phenomenon of “lesbian chic” -- depictions of female-female intimacy that is more about male fantasy than female same sex desire.
No similar “gay male chic” exists because of greater male homophobia