[hoh-muh-sek-shoo-al-i-tee, or, esp. British, -seks-yoo-]
- sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex.
Origin of homosexuality
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Examples from the Web for homosexuality
“Homosexuality” was as much an act as an identity—as it still is today in some quarters of the Christian Right.Ten Reasons Women Are Losing While Gays Keep Winning
July 6, 2014
In October, it will host a conference in Nashville on “The Gospel, Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage.”Southern Baptists Take Baby Steps Away from the Culture Wars
June 14, 2014
Homosexuality is present in all cultures, and has been present in all cultures throughout recorded human history.The Curious Case of Countries Where Being Gay Is a Crime
January 2, 2014
Homosexuality is just as dangerous as cigarettes, so why not try to end it—with a tobacco company-style lawsuit?Fringe Factor: End Homosexuality With a Class Action Lawsuit
October 27, 2013
Homosexuality must be curable, it argues, since the Torah would not forbid something which is impossible to avoid.Gay Orthodox Jews Sue Over Therapy That Claims to ‘Cure’ Them
November 27, 2012
Homosexuality, in Greek life, 85;practice of Rosicrucians, 84.The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races
Sanger Brown, II
Homosexuality is a romantic cult rather than a physical vice.An Outline of Sexual Morality
Homosexuality was, of course, known before they came, but they made it honorable.
Homosexuality of all kinds flourished, it will be seen, notwithstanding the fearless yet fair application of a very severe law.
Homosexuality in English schools has already been briefly referred to in chapter iii.
- sexual attraction to or sexual relations with members of the same sexCompare heterosexuality
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Word Origin and History for homosexuality
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Sexual orientation to persons of the same sex.
- Sexual activity with another of the same sex.
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