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:

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Germaine Greer (Australian Activist)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

I am the most well-known homosexual in the world.

-- Elton John (English Musician)

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)

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

-- Phyllis Schlafly (American Activist)

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

-- Randall Terry (American Celebrity)

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)

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

-- Paul Getty (American Businessman)

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

-- Thom Gunn (British Poet)

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

-- Andrew Sullivan (American Journalist)

Most everyone now personally knows someone who is openly homosexual.

-- Tom Ford (American Designer)

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)

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)

I have a homosexual crush on most adolescents.

-- Tre Cool (American Musician)

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

-- Jimmy Swaggart (American Clergyman)

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)

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

-- Michael C. Hall (American Actor)

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)

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

-- Randall Terry (American Celebrity)

But I don't believe anyone begins a homosexual.

-- Jerry Falwell (American Clergyman)

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