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:

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Bill Condon (American Director)

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

-- Michael Stipe (American Musician)

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)

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

-- Andrew Sullivan (American Journalist)

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)

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)

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)

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'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)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Randall Terry (American Celebrity)

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 am the most well-known homosexual in the world.

-- Elton John (English Musician)

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

-- Jimmy Swaggart (American Clergyman)

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)

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

-- Thom Gunn (British Poet)

I have a homosexual crush on most adolescents.

-- Tre Cool (American Musician)

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)

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)

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

-- 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)

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)

Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books.

-- Orson Scott Card (American Writer)

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)

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)

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)

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