[Ads-l] Antedating of "Homophobia" and "Homophobe"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 12 20:53:59 UTC 2020

homophobia (OED 1969)

1964 _The Province_ (Vancouver, B.C.) 8 Apr. 17/7 (Newspapers.com)  "In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of homophobia, right?"  "Provided he's heterosexual," murmured Baines.

homophobe (OED 1971)

1964 _The Province_ (Vancouver, B.C.) 8 Apr. 17/7 (Newspapers.com)  Couple of old homophobes like us.

Fred Shapiro

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