antigay

adjective

an·​ti·​gay ˌan-tē-ˈgā How to pronounce antigay (audio)
ˌan-tī-
variants or anti-gay
: 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

Examples of antigay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the time, raids by cops on the few gay clubs that existed were commonplace and antigay laws were on the books from coast to coast. Michael Crawford, Wired, 10 June 2021 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, SFChronicle.com, 29 June 2019 This policy persisted until 1995 when President Clinton reversed Eisenhower’s 1953 antigay executive order. latimes.com, 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, 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, BostonGlobe.com, 9 May 2018 Showdowns over public-sector union fees, antigay job discrimination, and voter-ID laws might be close behind. Greg Stohr, Bloomberg.com, 21 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antigay was in 1969

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“Antigay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antigay. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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