antigay

adjective an·ti·gay \ ˌan-tē-ˈgā , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or anti-gay

Definition of antigay

: opposed to or hostile toward gay people or gay culture
  • anti-gay remarks/slurs/slogans
  • The Supreme Court will review whether anti-gay protests at funerals of American soldiers are protected by the First Amendment …
  • —Robert Barnes

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1969

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