discrimination against, insensitivity toward, or prejudicial stereotyping of, homosexuals by heterosexuals
Origin of heterosexismfrom heterosexual + -ism
Discrimination or prejudice against lesbians, gay men, or bisexuals by heterosexual people.
- The assumption made when relating to others that everyone is heterosexual.
- Discrimination against homosexuals, bisexuals and asexuals in favor of heterosexuals.
From heterosex(ual) and -ism; modelled on sexism.