Dan Savage has done a great deal to end the stigmatization and bullying of LGBT youth across the country.
Sometimes the aftermath, which can lead to stigmatization and harassment from peers and leaders, is equally painful for victims.
Unlike Payne, Kromah continues to struggle to be accepted in his community and does not know when the stigmatization will end.
1580s, "to brand or tattoo," from Medieval Latin stigmatizare, from Greek stigmatizein, from stigmat- (see stigma). Meaning "to blemish" is from 1610s (figurative), 1630s (literal). Related: Stigmatized; stigmatizing.
stigmatization stig·ma·ti·za·tion (stĭg'mə-tĭ-zā'shən)
The production of stigmas, especially of hysterical origin.