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Equality North East


This section of the website is used to catalogue definitions of terms used throughout this website. To select a word, choose the initial letter of the word below.

Glossary Terms beginning with the letter H :

  • Harassment
    A feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented.
  • Hate Group
    Hate groups are organised groups promoting highly offensive attitudes or even committing acts of violence towards people adhering to a particular racial, ethnic, religious or other social group.
  • Heterocentric
    Where heterosexuality is central and assumed. Heterosexuals are rewarded and lesbians, gay men and bisexuals are oppressed.
  • Heterosexism
    The belief that heterosexuality is the only valid and acceptable form of sexual identity and expression.
  • Homophobia
    The fear and hatred of homosexuality.
  • Humanism
    Humanism is the belief that we can live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs. Humanists make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values. They seek to make the best of the one life they have by creating meaning and purpose for themselves. They take responsibility for their actions and work with others for the common good.