• WordNet 3.6
    • adj homosexual sexually attracted to members of your own sex
    • n homosexual someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Homosexuality remained on the American Psychiatric Association's list of mental illnesses until 1973.
    • homosexual Of or pertaining to the same sex or to individuals of the same sex.
    • homosexual Relating to homosexuality.
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  • Gore Vidal
    “There is no such thing as a homosexual or a heterosexual person. There are only homo -- or heterosexual acts. Most people are a mixture of impulses if not practices.”


In literature:

A heterosexual person who experiences a homosexual impulse in the absence of any homosexual disposition is not today easy to accept.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Other associated perversions were Narcissism and nates fetichism, as well as homosexual phantasies.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
There was probably little or no homosexuality at my first school.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
True love for the Greeks was nearly always homosexual.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Homosexual tendencies and their part in the sex problem.
"Taboo and Genetics" by Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
But to emphasize: homosexuality is a dysgenic factor, and no homosexual should marry.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
The Greek philosophers regarded it as based on an ideal homosexual love, and not as a vile form of prostitution.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
They are said not only to have countenanced homosexuality, but to have made it one of the principles of their belief.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
It was hard to convince a jury of ordinary citizens that so masculine-looking a specimen was homosexual.
"Nor Iron Bars a Cage...." by Gordon Randall Garrett
Has society the right to punish individuals sent into the world with homosexual instincts?
"A Problem in Modern Ethics" by John Addington Symonds

In poetry:

Though I suspect the stuff is written by
Elderly homosexuals manacled to their
Machines, it’s mildly touching all the same,
A reminiscence of the life that was in Eden
"Reading Pornography in Old Age" by Howard Nemerov

In news:

Robert Spitzer recanted his controversial 2003 study that supported the use of reparative therapy to "cure" homosexuality.
These ultra-homophobic wackos believe every combat death is God's "justice" for a nation that "allows" homosexuals to exist.
Ban homosexuality 'propaganda' among minors.
Russia's second largest city, St Petersburg , has introduced a law that bans "homosexual propaganda," RIA Novosti reported.
NEW YORK (AP) Policy-makers for America's third-largest religion, the United Methodist Church, meet today in Cleveland, where they will make crucial decisions on homosexuality an issue so divisive that there is talk of schism .
A law professor from Singapore has canceled plans to teach at New York University this fall following an uproar on the campus over her statements in opposition to homosexuality.
Homosexuality is a sin, Elton John a sinner .
Prosecutors said Mr Lane and three other skinheads had gone out searching for blacks, Jews or homosexuals to beat up.
Gambling with our security for homosexual rights is nuts.
Greek Homosexuality by K. J Dover Harvard University Press, 244 pp.
Worse, he argues, the spectacle that this militant subculture presents makes self-awareness all the more difficult for young homosexuals struggling to accept their identity.
A religious chaplain is attempting to whip up his followers with a blog post that says Hurricane Sandy, currently threatening the East Coast, is God's reaction to homosexuality.
To most of the 700 people at the recent conservative Christian conference on homosexuality in youth, same-sex sex is a sin, plain and simple.
We are rapidly moving toward a time when every single homosexual in Manhattan will have his own TV show.
Some Tormented by Homosexuality Look to a Controversial Therapy.

In science:

Surveys are an indispensable tool for learning the characteristics of a population, from matters of public health, such as drug use frequency, to gauging public opinion on issues like abortion and homosexuality, to electing the leaders of a democratic country.
Negative Surveys
In an experimental randomized response design [Edgell, Himmelfarb and Duncan (1982)] with the outcomes of the randomizing device fixed in advance, about 25% of the respondents answers no to a question about having had homosexual experiences, while according to the design these respondents should have answered yes.
Accounting for self-protective responses in randomized response data from a social security survey using the zero-inflated Poisson model
This data set comprises the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status of 284 homosexual men who were infected with HIV during the follow-up period between 1984 and 1991.
Variable selection in linear mixed effects models