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homosexual

 [ho″mo-sek´shoo-al]
1. pertaining to the same sex; directed toward a person of the same sex; the opposite of heterosexual.
2. one who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex.
homosexual panic an acute severe episode of anxiety, due to unconscious conflicts involving sexual identity, in which there is the fear or delusional conviction that the person is thought by others to be a homosexual or is in danger of sexual attack by a person of the same sex, often accompanied by agitation, guilt, hallucinations, or depression.

ho·mo·sex·u·al

(hō'mō-seks'yū-ăl),
1. Relating to or characteristic of homosexuality.
2. One whose interests and behavior are characteristic of homosexuality.

homosexual

Sexology adjective Characterized by same-sex contact; of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation as a person of the same sex noun A homosexual person: gay man, lesbian

ho·mo·sex·u·al

(hō'mō-sek'shū-ăl)
1. Relating to or characteristic of homosexuality.
2. One whose interests and behavior are characteristic of homosexuality.
See: gay, lesbian

ho·mo·sex·u·al

(hō'mō-sek'shū-ăl)
1. Relating to or characteristic of homosexuality.
2. One whose interests and behavior are characteristic of homosexuality with a sexual orientation to members of the same sex.

Patient discussion about homosexual

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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Or how, at least in some cultures, being sexual homosexually has gone from the unnameable and criminal to levels of acceptability than even a couple of decades ago would have seemed inconceivable.
(222) Laments from single adults, homosexually or bisexually oriented persons, and husbands or wives who feel social pressure locking them inside miserable marriages are familiar to the point of cliche.
Prevention managers should intensify outreach efforts to provide HIV/STD testing, risk reduction, and health-care referral services to nondisclosers who avoid homosexually identified prevention organizations.
(1999) `Injecting drug use and knowledge and self-report of hepatitis C among Australian gay and homosexually active men', Drug and Alcohol Review, 18 (3), pp.
"If they (the church) were to eliminate all those who were homosexually oriented," Sipe says, "the number would be so staggering, it would be like an atomic bomb; it would do the same damage to the church's operation."
In the wake of the current crisis, a Vatican official and some conservatives in the United States have picked up on that observation and are calling for a ban on all homosexually oriented priests.
Past studies of AIDS-related risk behaviors among young men have yielded limited information, because they have grouped together homosexually and bisexually active males as "young men who have sex with men" and because they have not included adolescents.
Again as you are aware, whereas in the West HIV-Aids is said to be largely homosexually transmitted, it is reported that in Africa, including our country, it is transmitted heterosexually.
The scholars repeated the canards that continue to cling like barnacles to Gamble: that he was part of the soap-making Procter and Gamble family of Cincinnati and that he was homosexually oriented.
"Fox's people in Sydney were fantastic," says Tait Brady, general manager of Palace, which is no stranger to controversy, having distribbed Ana Kokkinos' homosexually explicit "Head On." "But, mysteriously, we were unable to complete contracting with Fox's L.A.
Nevertheless, Robinson finds in a few artifacts--two drawings of Keats by his brother Tom, and the "absurd collection of hair, preserved by Leigh Hunt of Keats, Shelley and himself" (45)--metonyms of the complete, even homosexually tinged, identification that Severn shared with Keats in his last days.
In 1982 the CDC recommended vaccination for those "persons at substantial risk of HBV infection"--including "illicit injectable drug users" and "homosexually active males." In 1985 the agency added to the list "persons who present for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and who have histories of sexual activity with multiple partners." These three risk groups represented about half of all new cases.