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


1. A homosexual, especially male.
2. Denoting a homosexual person or the male homosexual lifestyle.
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adjective Referring to either male or female homosexual orientation.

noun Homosexual; vernacular for both male homosexuals and male homosexuality.
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adjective Referring to either ♂ and ♀ homosexual orientation, as in gay rights activism noun Homosexual; vernacular for ♂ homosexuals and ♂ homosexuality. See Homosexuality. Cf Closet.
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1. A male homosexual.
2. Denoting homosexual individual or the male homosexual lifestyle.
See also: lesbian
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An informal term for homosexual, usually male.
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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.


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After all, condoms may offer protection against disease, but they hardly protect against the other things that drive us toward risky behavior--like loneliness, a simple human emotion that gay men probably understand better than most, and the one thing that usually prompts my own lapses.
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And that, because we're romantically interested in and socialize far more with each other than with gay men, our communities have developed quite separately, with each group reinforcing its own gender characteristics, whether natural or nurtured.
Although gay activists like to cite Harry Truman's 1948 Executive Order 9981 integrating blacks into the military as the archetype for what they seek for lesbians and gay men, they have an imperfect impression of just what President Truman actually did.
A second reason for lesbians and gay men to identify themselves as Queer is to exercise some control over their position in the world.
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That's because gay men have been remiss in forming a potent segment of the book-buying public with the power to nudge gay titles into the Hollywood pipeline.
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When our military denies openly gay men and women the opportunity to serve their country, it implies that such people are incapable of carrying the cause of democracy to foreign lands.
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