Just follow if you like what you see.
My art blog: valeriechrista.tumblr.com
—n. Discrimination or prejudice on the basis of sexual orientation
It has come to our attention that there is not really a term for this (or at least we couldn’t find one) and we feel this is a problem.
In terms of sexual orientations, there are often terms with the root “phobia’, e.g homophobia. However these are specific to a particular sexual orientation, and describe fear, rather than actions taken and judgements made, such that discrimination and prejudice cover.
Therefore we feel it is important that such a word as altererotism exists.
Altererotism has been formed from Latin root words: alter meaning “other”, erot meaning “sexual love”, which combines to mean “other sexual loves.”
The -ism suffix has been taken to mean “ideologies expressing belief in the superiority of a certain class within the concept expressed by the root word, or a pattern of behavior or a social norm that benefits members of the group indicated by the root word” (Wikitionary, 2014), such as racism or sexism.
Combined, they form a word that indicates the idea of discrimination based on sexual orientation.