The term “homotransphobia” is not in any diagnostic manual of psychiatry. Phobias, like all pathologies, create suffering for those who are affected — and can be cured. Instead, the only ones who suffer from the effects of homotransphobia are its targets.
Those who are "afflicted" with this condition are people for whom prejudice and ignorance prevail; and when they act on the basis of this ignorance, they are criminals, not sick people.
For diseases there are therapies, and no need to create laws. Even with good intentions, Italian politicians called a proposed bill last year the "Law Against Homotransphobia." Using this word, they have granted hatred the dignity of pathology.
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