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

n someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex

gay, homo, homophile
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

adj sexually attracted to members of your own sex

gay, homophile, queer
homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
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
overwhelmingly desirous of being, or completely identifying with, the opposite sex
transvestic, transvestite
receiving sexual gratification from wearing clothing of the opposite sex
sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex
sexually attracted to both sexes
not homosexual
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