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a strong hatred and fear of homosexual people. According to Audre Lorde who wrote “I am your sister: black women organizing across sexualities”, “Homophobia—a terror surrounding feelings of love for members of the same sex and thereby a hatred of those feelings in others”. It means ignoring homosexual people’s identity and lack of understanding the differences of preference. Lorde expresses that “it(Homophobia) puts a terrible weapon into the hands of your enemies toward you to silence you, keep you docile and in line”. Homophobia have a power which oppress homosexual people and rob their liberty that is to love members of the same sex. It also keeps homosexual people isolated from society that Heterosexism is dominant. Homophobia don’t separates women in only their daily life, but it also separates women in the field of political movements.

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