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Gay

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Alexander H., Russian anatomist, 1842-1907. See: Gay glands.

gay

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1. A homosexual, especially male.
2. Denoting a homosexual person or the male homosexual lifestyle.

gay

Etymology: Fr, gai, merry
1 n, any person who is homosexual.
2 adj, pertaining to homosexuality.

gay

Sexology
adjective Referring to either male or female homosexual orientation.

noun Homosexual; vernacular for both male homosexuals and male homosexuality.

gay

adjective Referring to either ♂ and ♀ homosexual orientation, as in gay rights activism noun Homosexual; vernacular for ♂ homosexuals and ♂ homosexuality. See Homosexuality. Cf Closet.

gay

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1. A male homosexual.
2. Denoting homosexual individual or the male homosexual lifestyle.
See also: lesbian

gay

An informal term for homosexual, usually male.

Patient discussion about gay

Q. Is this a malady if i am homosexual? because i feel sometimes very unhappy and outside the society... Some people would say - "oh yes", other could say: "i don't know, but i think this is not so common or normal", "homosexual? even the rats don't do it in the laboratories", "they should be exterminated", and so on. In fact we hear probably more bad stuff, than something else. My brother is homosexual and was very long depressive, because he could not tell it to our parents. Perhaps he is still depressive - a little bit from time to time. He lives with his partner. I do not pretend to have the key about it, nor the why nor the "how it comes". I share here with you what I have been taught some years ago. I can live with that. It makes for me sense. I know that many of you will not agree with it, but as long we have not a better explanation...

A. I've worked with different gay people, open and in the closet. I have nothing but good experiences with them. I have never had a talk with them regarding their bring up or how they discovered they were gay.

Q. HOW DO I KNOW IF IM BISEXUAL? I WAS WITH HER ONLY ONCE...THOSE DA CONSIDER ME BISEXUAL?

A. thanxs...very helpful...wInk

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That gays are more readily allowed to adopt specialneeds children raises an interesting question: why are the people who some label as "unfit to parent" often given children needing the most care?
In an article on "Gay Priests and Gay Marriage" in the American weekly the National Review for June 3, 2002, author Stanley Kurtz points out that the sexabuse scandal plaguing the Catholic priesthood poses a serious threat to the power and credibility of the Church: the sky is falling.
Each of the potential participants received a coded survey packet containing the following items: (1) Cover letter describing the study and an outline of the procedures to be followed; (2) The research instrument (a researcher created scale) entitled "An analysis of attitudes and perceptions towards gays and lesbians in corporate settings," and (3) A self-addressed stamped envelope was included for the convenience of the respondent to encourage greater participation (Dillman, 1978).