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heterosexism

[het-er-uh-sek-siz-uh m] /ˌhɛt ər əˈsɛk sɪz əm/
noun
1.
a prejudiced attitude or discriminatory practices against homosexuals by heterosexuals.
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heterosexist, noun, adjective
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heterosexism

/ˌhɛtərəʊˈsɛkˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, practised by heterosexuals against homosexuals
Derived Forms
heterosexist, adjective, noun
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