An archaic term developed by medical psychiatry to pathologize individuals, particularly men, who are attracted to members of the same sex. Most professions have replaced this term with the more respectful terms "gay," "lesbian," and "bisexual" favored by the LGBT rights movement.
of or characterized by sexual desire for those of the same sex as oneself.
A person who is sexually attracted to and/or has sex with someone of the same sex
someone whose sexual orientation is towards the same sex (Ex. A male has sexual and romantic attractions toward other males.)
A person who is primarily emotionally and physically attracted to people of the same gender.
a person whose sexual/romantic/emotional feelings are towards those of their own sex/gender.
Bisexual | Ambisexual | Heterosexual | Lesbian | Dyke | Gay | Fag | Queer
one who engages in acts of a sexual nature with members of one's own sex. Usually includes mutual masterbation, anal and oral sex. (see Belly Queen etc.)
A word invented in the nineteenth century mixing Greek homos (the same) and Latin sexus (sex). Literally speaking, it can describe any interaction between people of the same sex, but the word was invented to describe people who are sexually attracted only to their own sex. This word is a great source of confusion. While it does describe the sexual activity of gay people, not only gay people can engage in sex with their own sex. Non-homosexuals can also engage in homosexual sex.
A clinical term for people having emotional, physical, and sexual responses primarily to members of the same gender. Many gays, lesbians, and bisexuals find this term offensive because it is a clinical term assigned to them by others.
A person who is sexually attracted primarily to members of her or his own gender.
Individual with a primary sexual and affectional orientation or emotional attraction toward persons of the same sex. Male homosexuals are often referred to as "gay," whereas female homosexuals are referred to as "lesbians." Historically, the psychologically appropriate and sensitive term to identify individuals who were primarily sexually aroused by others of the same sex.
Sexually attracted to the people of the same sex, other word gay, lesbian. Follow the above link for more info.
Describing a person whose sexual orientation is toward the same sex. (374)
Exclusive sexual attraction to same-sex persons.
Of, relating to, or having a sexual attraction primarily to persons of the same gender. Can be used of men or women.
General definition: A sexual orientation in which a person is sexually attracted only to persons of the same gender. They may or may not act on their attraction. It is generally regarded by gays, lesbians, bisexuals, religious liberals, human sexuality researchers and others as normal, natural, not chosen and fixed. It is generally considered to be morally neutral. Religious conservatives: A behavior involving sexual activity with members of the same gender. It is generally regarded as abnormal, unnatural, chosen, and changeable. It is considered sinful, irrespective of the nature of the relationship between the participants.
is feeling sexually attracted to people of the same sex.
Someone who finds his or her own gender attractive. They might fall in love or choose to have sexual contact with this person. Males that like males and females that like females are HOMOSEXUAL. Slang terms: Men: faggot, queer, gay, homo, queen, etc; Women: lesbian, dyke, femme, bull-dyke, lezzie, lesbo.
A person who prefers to have sex with partners of the same sex.
someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
sexually attracted to members of your own sex
a man or a woman who lusts for a person of the same sex or who engages in acts designed to produce sexual orgasm between members of the same sex
a man who is sexually attracted to other men
a man who's sexually attracted to men
a person who because of certain events in his past has lost touch with his authentic heterosexual nature
a person who defines himself or herself by the participation in or desire to participate in such conduct
a person who engages in same-sex behavior
a person who engages in sexual activities with persons of the same sex
a person who has ONGOING erotic and romantic desire for, and sexual involvement with the same sex
a person who has sexual relations with another of his/her own sex
a person who is attracted only to people who are of their same sex
a person who is attracted sexually to persons of the same sex
a person who is attracted to the same sexual gender
a person who is erotically attracted towards persons of his or her own sex
a person who is sexually active with member(s) of the same gender
a person who prefers sexual contact with people of the same sex
a person who sexually perfers someone of the same sex
a sinner, just like I as a heterosexual am a sinner
1. Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to persons of the same sex. 2. A person who identifies himself or herself as gay or lesbian.
A person who prefers emotional and sexual relations with the member of the same gender.
Having sexual desire for the same sex.
Of or relating to persons who experience a sexual attraction toward, and responsiveness to, members of their own sex.
One whose sexual attraction and desire is for people of the same sex.
Attracted physically to the same sex. Coined in 1869 by Karl Maria Kertbeny. First appears in U.S. medical journals in the 1890s, and in general usage by the 1920s. (RS)
of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex
A person who has sex with members of the same sex; GAY. Opposite of HETEROSEXUAL. Usage note: GAY is the more politically correct term. See also
Sexual attraction to members of the same sex.
A clinical term referring to anyone who chooses a partner for sexual activity of one's own assigned sexual category. For consideration of many definitional fine points the section on sample survey research lists several considerations. "Homosexuals" are one kind of transgender person because their choice of sexual partner does not conform to the socially traditional expectation for their assigned sex and for their presented gender.
a person who is sexually attracted to someone of the same sex. The word is most often used to describe a man who is attracted to men. The term most commonly used for women who are attracted to other women is Lesbian.
A person who is emotionally, physically, and/or sexually attracted or committed to members of the same sex.
In terms of BDSM and D/s, this word describes a person as having a sexual or relationship preference of members of the same sex.
a person who is sexually attracted to members of the same sex. Hormones chemicals from the brain.
Sexual attraction to only the same sex.
Orientation toward same sex; can mean behavior and/or identity. Not a preferred label for LGBT people.
clinical term that originated in the late 1800's. Some avoid using the word because it contains the base word "sex." [The orientation has more to do with the issue of love than of sex, and it is believed that the use of "homosexual" devalues the orientation of individuals. The terms "gay," "lesbian," and "bi" are preferred by the majority of the community.
A person that is primarily attracted (emotionally, spiritually, and physically) to persons of the same sex. Many gay people prefer that the terms "gay men and lesbians" or "gay people" be used to describe homosexuals as a group than the term "homosexuals" be used.
A person who is sexually and non-sexually attracted to members of the same gender.
A term used to describe a person who is sexually attracted to the same-sex, i.e., gay men and lesbians.
A person who is sexually attracted primarily to members of the other gender.
Men who have sex with men (gay); women who have sex with women (lesbian).
relating to, or marked by sexual interest in the same sex as oneself
of, referring to, or denoting the same sex.
a person who is sexually or romantically attracted only to the same sex
A term coined in 1869 by an early psychiatrist, who used it to describe a person who has 'an other than normal sexual urge which renders them physically and psychically incapable.' Since the word was originally used to describe a pathology, most gays and lesbians do not like this term used to define them. Homosexuality per se is no longer considered an illness by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, nor by the Canadian Psychological Association, the Canadian Medical Association, or most other reputable professional organizations.
Someone who is sexually and emotionally attracted to people of the same sex.
A person who desires sex with only the same gender.
A term for men or women who have a preferential sexual attraction to people of the same sex.
a person attracted primarily to people of the same sex.
Pertaining to sexual activity with a person of the same sex.
A person sexually attracted to persons of the same sex.
ONE WHO DESIRES SEX ONLY WITH THE SAME SEX
one who prefers sex with another of the same sex.
Sexual activity between persons of the same sex.
A person who is sexually attracted to or could fall in love with a person of the same gender. Homosexual men are called gay, and homosexual women are called lesbian.