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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.


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

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The Matchmaker runs at the Gaiety Theatre until Saturday, November 10.
I'm pleased that something finally seems to be happening with this site, but think it's a tremendous shame that more hasn't been done by the owner to try to redevelop the Gaiety building.
By the late 1940s the Gaiety was described as a "little goldmine", with queues every Saturday night.
Appropriate essential oils are those that promote gaiety and lightness of spirit, and, when required, a serene capacity for inner reflection: choose bergamot and mandarin.
Cooper is currently starring in the black comedy Auntie And Me at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre.
In all effort to help young workers remain safe and secure on the job, that group, along with the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, has published a Workplace gaiety Guide for New Workers.
The disordered, the incomplete, the worn, the floppy, and the sweet are qualities that, employed with skill and gaiety, establish a minor mode, a personal alternative to a modern authoritarianism that until quite recently would no doubt have refused to take such a project as seriously as it deserves.
The piece is all gaiety and human warmth to magically tuneful music.
ATLANTA--Deljou Art Group has released a new series of abstract art from Craig Alan entitled the "Gaiety Integration."
Of gaiety and companionship to those with companions and of despairing loneliness, all too often, for those without.
American short-story writer known for modernist "collages" that were marked by melancholy gaiety.
After Missy came Princess Martha of Norway, "tall and willowly, full of light and gaiety"; she became "one of the president's most intimate companions." She was in and out of the White House, sometimes alone and other times with her husband and children.