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Psychotherapist Who Coined “Homophobia” Fought It All His Life

Psychotherapist Who Coined “Homophobia” Fought It All His Life

BY ANDY HUMM | Psychotherapist George Weinberg, who coined the word “homophobia” in 1966 — turning the tables on anti-gay people by branding them as the sick ones — died in New York on March 21 at age 87. He had just completed an article for Gay City News on the origins of his famous […]

AP Now Pronounces You Husband and Husband, Wife and Wife

AP Now Pronounces You Husband and Husband, Wife and Wife

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | On its third try in a week, the Associated Press got it right. Gay men in legal same-sex marriages will be called husbands and lesbians in such marriages will be called wives in editorial copy AP produces. A February 21 posting on the wire service’s website announcing the policy comes just one […]

Married? You Better Check with Associated Press

Married? You Better Check with Associated Press

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | An internal Associated Press memo, intended for use by its reporters, suggests that the group is equivocal, at best, about how it is willing to characterize spouses in a same-sex marriage. “Generally AP uses couples or partners to describe people in civil unions or same-sex marriages,” stated a memo that spokesman Paul […]

The AP Notwithstanding, Homophobia is Sadly Alive and Well

The AP Notwithstanding, Homophobia is Sadly Alive and Well

BY DR. GEORGE WEINBERG | The Associated Press just changed its famous Stylebook for its reporters to ban future use of the word “homophobia.” Writers have been told to replace the word with more “neutral language” — with words that don’t ascribe any motive or state of mind, even to those who persecute gays. This is […]