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homoeroticism

 [ho″mo-ĕ-rot´ĭ-sizm]
sexual feeling directed toward a person of the same sex. adj. adj homoerot´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ho·mo·sex·u·al·i·ty

(hō'mō-seks'yū-al'i-tē),
Erotic attraction or activity, including sexual congress, between people of the same sex, especially after puberty.
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homoeroticism

Eroticism directed towards people of the same sex.
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In a brief analysis of "The Secret Sharer" in his sixth chapter, Ruppel builds on previous readings of homoeroticism in the story to argue that it reads as a "brief infatuation," effectively paralleling "an illicit homosexual affair," though Conrad does not specify such a physical relationship (71).
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Grooms rather bravely maps an immediate call to self-love through an articulation of the complicated experience of a gay, mixed-race, globetrotting b-boy-cum-conceptual artist, subverting a patriarchal God-as-father theology through race allegory, feminist homage and overt homoeroticism. The Christian church, dance clubs, mosques and men's bathrooms all serve as interchangeable backdrops for Clay's stories, which are delivered in a pitch-shifting, androgynous baritone that recalls Sarah Vaughan and Grace Jones.
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