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Gay, lesbian and bisexual expert
Hi Sam, welcome to the forum and thanks for posting.
I doubt Rusta is homophobic - but he's clearly homoprejudiced.
A phobia elicits an irrational fear reaction, and people with a specific phobia go to great lengths to avoid the stimulus. Invariably they also have an element of insight into the irrationality of their fear.
Prejudice, however, elicits an irrational anger response, there is no insight and prejudiced people do seek out the stimulus of their anger. Homoprejudiced people, for example, commit gay bashing.
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