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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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He extends the 'grammar' metaphor, suggesting 'that conflicts within the gay community can be understood as grammar disputes over whether to treat gayness as a noun, a verb or an adjective' (33), and are thus concerned with how one should 'properly' negotiate and perform gay identity.
Perhaps gayness is--after the women's struggle of the 70's and 80's--just the next stone on the path to social equality, destined to be surpassed before the quest for equality is complete.
The answer lies in the fact that gayness is established as normative in the show's text.
While assimilationist arguments about gayness like those of Muscarella amount to homophobically-inspired opposition to gay essence and truth, they provoke consideration of gay nature that can open doors to the homosexual imagination about what it means to be that way, a place where gay people ultimately will find we have always flourished and discovered extraordinary and special potentialities.
As revealed in the real-life events following Jim Williams's shooting of Danny Hansford and in the recounting of these and other events in Berendt's book, Savannahians like their gayness the way they like most other personal details about residents and visitors: discreetly unspecific and genteelly euphemized.
Marriage can acknowledge the importance of gayness by affording a way to incorporate gayness into a person's everyday affairs.
After deciding for myself, and confirming through fasting and prayer that my decision was right, I accepted my gayness and left my church.
Memories of the past inevitably bubble to the surface, as flashbacks recall young William's abuse at his father's hands and the first awkward stirrings of his gayness with teenage friend Fletcher, who's just become his brother-in-law.
Some people are worried that research like this could pave the way for 'designing out' gayness in humans.
I just went all out with the raunchiness and the gayness of it.
When you start focusing on people's gayness and forgetting that they're people that becomes a significant issue.