homosexual

Homosexual is a noun and adjective. Either way, it has to do with people who are attracted to members of the same sex.

Homosexuals are attracted to people of their own sex in romantic and sexual ways. A lesbian is specifically a homosexual woman, and the word gay applies to men and women who are homosexual, though more often men. Homosexual people have faced a lot of prejudice, just like women, African-Americans, and other groups. But society is working to support homosexual people as equal citizens with equal rights.

Definitions of homosexual
  1. noun
    someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
    synonyms: gay, homo, homophile
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    types:
    gay man, shirtlifter
    a homosexual man
    gay woman, lesbian, tribade
    a female homosexual
    closet queen
    a negative term for a homosexual man who chooses not to reveal his sexual orientation
    type of:
    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
  2. adjective
    sexually attracted to members of your own sex
    Synonyms:
    gay, homophile, queer
    homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
    homoerotic
    of or concerning homosexual love
    lesbian, sapphic
    of or relating to or characterized by homosexual relations between woman
    paederastic, pederastic
    of homosexuality between a man and a boy
    transgender, transgendered
    involving a partial or full reversal of gender
    transsexual
    overwhelmingly desirous of being, or completely identifying with, the opposite sex
    transvestic, transvestite
    receiving sexual gratification from wearing clothing of the opposite sex
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    Antonyms:
    heterosexual
    sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex
    bisexual
    sexually attracted to both sexes
    straight
    not homosexual
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