The Associated Press recently removed ‘homophobia’ from its style guide, due to its (alleged) imprecision (what exactly does it mean?) and often derisive application (basically name-calling).
See the following link from First Thoughts (a blog on the website of the journal First Things): http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2012/11/29/ap-removes-homophobia-from-stylebook/
What do you think? Is homophobia a helpful term or a hindrance to genuine dialogue?