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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.
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

(hō'mō-seks'yū-ăl),
1. Relating to or characteristic of homosexuality.
2. One whose interests and behavior are characteristic of homosexuality.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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Does this imply that the service of intercession for homosexuals. recommended in The Church and Homosexuality and also by the bishops, can only be held in private by the pastor and the homosexual couple - even if it takes place within the church building?
Second, what is the relative contribution of these two variables in determining attitudes toward homosexuals? In other words, is a respondent's gender or his or her perceptions of the gender of participants in homosexual relationships more important in distinguishing their attitudes toward homosexuals?
How child-oriented are homosexuals? Homosexuals in our survey registered as less child-oriented than were heterosexuals.
One critical source of data is a 1981 study of about 1,000 homosexual men and women and 500 heterosexual men and women interviewed by researchers at the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research in Bloomington, Ind.
They say, "'gay' rights activists have insisted that at-risk adolescents be turned over to support groups which will help them 'come out.' There is no evidence that participation in such groups prevents the long-term negative consequences associated with homosexual activity.
Still, the document makes an exception for candidates with "homosexual tendencies that were only the expression of a transitory problem." However, "such tendencies must be clearly overcome at least three years before ordination to the diaconate," a step towards ordination as a priest.
School counselors' perceptions of adolescent homosexuals. Journal of School Health, 61 (10), 433-8.
It is in that context that we need to understand the statements in Leviticus about homosexual behavior.
She couldn't even say the words "gay" or "homosexual" when she finally got up the courage to call a local Catholic priest in whom Jim already had confided.
At least four states (California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Vermont), though, authorize marriage or an equivalent civil union for homosexual couples.
conclusion Issues addressing the rights of homosexuals appear daily in the news.