an·​ti·​gay | \ ˌan-tē-ˈgā How to pronounce antigay (audio) , 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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Recent Examples on the Web Raimondo backed the presidential campaigns of Pat Buchanan in 1992, 1996 and 2000, over shared views against military action in Bosnia, which befuddled many LGBT activists riled by Buchanan’s antigay rhetoric. Catherine Ho,, "Justin Raimondo, longtime Bay Area antiwar activist and writer, dies," 29 June 2019 This policy persisted until 1995 when President Clinton reversed Eisenhower’s 1953 antigay executive order., "Review: Documentaries ‘The Lavender Scare,’ ‘Ghost Fleet’ and more," 6 June 2019 In recent weeks, three Major League Baseball players apologized for unearthed racist and antigay tweets written during their high-school days. Vanessa Fuhrmans, WSJ, "Past Social-Media Posts Upend Hiring," 5 Aug. 2018 Governor Charlie Baker faces a primary challenge from an ultra-conservative, antigay pastor who failed to get 1 percent of the vote in the last election. Matt Stout,, "Charlie Baker campaign drops $25,000 on political research firm," 9 May 2018 Showdowns over public-sector union fees, antigay job discrimination, and voter-ID laws might be close behind. Greg Stohr,, "The Supreme Court Gets Its First Test of Gay Rights Since 2015," 21 Sep. 2017

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Antigay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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