Definitions for: Homosexual

[n] someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
[adj] sexually attracted to members of your own sex

Synonyms: butch, gay, gay, homo, homoerotic, homophile(a), lesbian, paederastic, pederastic, queer, sapphic, transsexual(a), transvestic, transvestite(a), tribadistic

Antonyms: bisexual, heterosexual

See Also: gay man, gay woman, human, individual, lesbian, mortal, person, shirtlifter, somebody, someone, soul

Famous Quotes Containing Homosexual:

Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder.

-- Joseph Ratzinger (German Clergyman)

Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheeps and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white.

-- Alfred Kinsey (American Scientist)

ERA means abortion funding, means homosexual privileges, means whatever else.

-- Phyllis Schlafly (American Activist)

As far as I was concerned, either I was a homosexual or I wasn't, so making films would change nothing.

-- Claude Chabrol (French Director)

I oppose the attempts of homosexual activists to treat homosexual activity as a civil right to be protected and promoted by the government.

-- Todd Akin (American Politician)

For the record, I am not an admitted homosexual, nor am I a homosexual, though I do know the lyrics to every show tune ever written, which might perhaps account for the confusion.

-- John Podhoretz (American Writer)

I'm not knocking the poor homosexual, I'm not. They need salvation just like anybody else.

-- Jimmy Swaggart (American Clergyman)

What I'd say about that is that we must respect homosexuals in the church. I've got many homosexual friends, the issue is not in any way a homophobic reaction on my part.

-- George Carey (English Clergyman)

These names: gay, queer, homosexual are limiting. I would love to finish with them. We're going to have to decide which terms to use and where we use them. For me to use the word "queer" is a liberation; it was a word that frightened me, but no longer.

-- Derek Jarman (British Director)

I am neither a homosexual nor a eunuch, nor have I ever taken any vows of chastity.

-- Paul Getty (American Businessman)

How long before we have, not just homosexual marriage, but homosexual unions between adult men and small boys?

-- Randall Terry (American Celebrity)

In many ways, my attachment to human freedom was completely compatible with my right to live freely as a homosexual.

-- Andrew Sullivan (American Journalist)

I'm not homosexual, I'm not hetrosexual, I'm just sexual.

-- Michael Stipe (American Musician)

I have no problem with homosexuality. I have a problem with homosexual acts.

-- Rick Santorum (American Politician)

To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside millennia of moral teaching.

-- Warren E. Burger (American Judge)

It's about time we all faced up to the truth. If we accept the radical homosexual agenda, be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives, we are utterly destroying the concept of family.

-- Alan Keyes (American Politician)

I'm very interested in portraying homosexual man and woman in my films because I'm interested in their lives and their problems.

-- Dario Argento (Italian Director)

English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.

-- Germaine Greer (Australian Activist)

It's come to the point where you have people saying it's our Christian duty to embrace the homosexual movement. This is absurd.

-- Randall Terry (American Celebrity)

A man like Wilde was not free to live out of the closet as a homosexual, and women in general were not able to be truly themselves; there was no place for a woman's voice to be heard or for her to express her sexuality.

-- Marisa Tomei (American Actress)

We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people.

-- Joseph Ratzinger (German Clergyman)

The fact that a person loves one particular person is what is important; the life lesson, whether you are homosexual or heterosexual, is that you not be promiscuous, and true to one person.

-- Loretta Devine (American Actress)

I'm homosexual... How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green.

-- Jean Genet (French Dramatist)

The idea of photographing an Arab man naked and having him simulate homosexual activity, and having an American GI woman in the photographs, is the end of society in their eyes.

-- Seymour Hersh (American Journalist)

If the Liberals' law is passed, will sex education in the schools, including elementary grades, include the same portrayals of sexual activity which presently exist in heterosexual instruction? Will there be the same presentation of homosexual activity? Of course there will.

-- Stockwell Day (Canadian Politician)

But I have tried to go over it very carefully, not merely what the evidence is, but with psychoanalysts and psychologists, and I think we're just about all agreed that Lincoln and Speed did not have a homosexual relationship.

-- David Herbert Donald (American Historian)

So many Christian leaders have been so tepid or downright silent on the advance of the homosexual agenda.

-- Randall Terry (American Celebrity)

I think most men, heterosexual and homosexual, enjoy being considered sexual objects.

-- Thom Gunn (British Poet)

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.

-- Gore Vidal (American Novelist)

But I don't believe anyone begins a homosexual.

-- Jerry Falwell (American Clergyman)

Most everyone now personally knows someone who is openly homosexual.

-- Tom Ford (American Designer)

The homosexual community wants me to be gay. The heterosexual community wants me to be straight. Every writer thinks, I'm the journalist who's going to make him talk. I pray for them. I pray that they get a life and stop living mine!

-- Ricky Martin (American Musician)

I have a homosexual crush on most adolescents.

-- Tre Cool (American Musician)

Kinsey kick started a lot in shocking people with how much homosexual activity there is.

-- Bill Condon (American Director)

Admittedly, a homosexual can be conditioned to react sexually to a woman, or to an old boot for that matter. In fact, both homo - and heterosexual experimental subjects have been conditioned to react sexually to an old boot, and you can save a lot of money that way.

-- William S. Burroughs (American Writer)

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