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:


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

-- Randall Terry (American Celebrity)

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)

All men are homosexual, some turn straight. It must be very odd to be a straight man because your sexuality is hopelessly defensive. It's like an ideal of racial purity.

-- Derek Jarman (British Director)

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

-- Thom Gunn (British Poet)

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)

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'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)

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

-- Phyllis Schlafly (American Activist)

I don't think closeted homosexual morticians have the market cornered on self-loathing or sense of shame.

-- Michael C. Hall (American Actor)

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)

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)

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

-- Randall Terry (American Celebrity)

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)

Above all, 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)

A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.

-- Kate Millett (American Activist)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Bill Condon (American Director)

I suspect that some apparently homosexual people are really heterosexuals who deeply phobic about the opposite sex or have other emotional problems.

-- Marilyn vos Savant (American Writer)

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

-- Germaine Greer (Australian Activist)

The homosexual community has more acceptance in America than it ever has, and the suicide rate is as high as it's always been.

-- Randall Terry (American Celebrity)

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.

-- Pope Benedict XVI (German Clergyman)

I have a homosexual crush on most adolescents.

-- Tre Cool (American Musician)

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)

Until the year 1967, it was a crime, for which you could be put in prison, to make homosexual love to someone in your own house. If they came in and caught you at it, you could be put into prison. This has changed - I'm talking about England, incidentally.

-- Patrick Macnee (British Actor)

I've often had people ask me, would you allow a homosexual to be your friend. Yes, I will. And the reason I will is because I know that that person has problems, and if I can minister to those problems, I will.

-- Reggie White (American Athlete)

I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life.

-- Todd Akin (American Politician)

Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books.

-- Orson Scott Card (American Writer)

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

-- Rick Santorum (American Politician)

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

-- Michael Stipe (American Musician)

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.

-- Pope Benedict XVI (German Clergyman)

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

-- Paul Getty (American Businessman)


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