Does it exist?
Does the word in fact mean something it shouldn't?
Is a hatred of homosexuals mean that a different word should be used?
All this comes after Roger Helmer starting getting comfortable with the Tories new Euro-buddies. After his statement that ""homophobia doesn't exist", that "'Homophobia' is merely a propaganda device designed to denigrate and stigmatise those holding conventional opinions, which have been held by most people through most of recorded history", he's now saying instead that "it is just a propagandist word created by the militant gay rights lobby."
Now, I think it does exist. People geting attacked for their sexuality is wrong, for me. Same as colour, race, etc. etc. etc. Anything expect being a conservative really.
Labour have sprung on the attack. I think there is one party more receptive to non-hetrosexuals than the other, saying nothing of the Lib Dems in Bermondsey in 1983. A long time ago, so won't go in to that as I think the LDs have moved on. They are now well fair, as some of their campaign literature patronises. Still, the Tories may have the odd token, but I don't think they are the party of sexual equality somehow