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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

/ho·mo·sex·u·al/ (-sek´shoo-al)
1. pertaining to, characteristic of, or directed toward the same sex.
2. one who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex.

homosexual

[-sek′shəl]
Etymology: Gk, homos + L, sexus, sex, gender
1 adj, pertaining to or denoting the same sex.
2 n, a person who is sexually attracted to members of the same sex. Compare heterosexual. See also lesbian.

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.

homosexual,

n a person with a sexual attraction to or preference for persons of the same gender;
adj having erotic attraction to, predisposition to, or sexual activity with a person of the same gender.

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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Catholic bishops in 1996 with the release of Always Our Children: A Pastoral Message to the Parents of Homosexual Children and Suggestions for Pastoral Ministries.
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Where are the protests from heterosexual couples and conservative groups that proclaim homosexual relationships to be both immoral and illegal?
Tony Blair, the British Prime Minister, was reported as endorsing "civil partnership" laws to give homosexuals the same legal rights as married couples.
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Kennedy and his top lieutenant, Janet Folger, who runs the Center for Reclaiming America, say their campaign, called "Truth in Love," is not designed to be hostile toward homosexuals.
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