Homophobia is the irrational fear and prejudice towards homosexuality and is expressed in various ways such as derogatory slurs that puts the mental and physical well-being of people in the LGBTQI+ community at risk. The Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act prohibits unfair discrimination, hate speech and harassment.
“Homophobia is a human-made construct often fed by political, religious, legal, and pseudo medical justifications. Intolerance, bias, or prejudice is usually a more accurate description of antipathy toward LGBTQI+ people.”
Iranti, an LGBTQI+ advocacy group
Video insert on homophobia in the workplace. Produced by Nobathembu Ndzengu