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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhomosexualho‧mo‧sex‧u‧al /ˌhəʊməˈsekʃuəl, ˌhɒmə- $ ˌhoʊ-/ ●○○ adjective formal  HOMOSEXUALif someone, especially a man, is homosexual, they are sexually attracted to people of the same sex syn gay, → heterosexual, bisexual Ruth’s brother was homosexual. homosexual men a homosexual relationshiphomosexual noun [countable]homosexuality /ˌhəʊməsekʃuˈæləti, ˌhɒ- $ ˌhoʊ-/ noun [uncountable]
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homosexualSteve was 18 when he told his parents he was homosexual.Greek literature provides evidence for homosexual activity among both males and females.This is true for both heterosexual and homosexual couples.Mr Portillo's decision, which follows his admission last year to homosexual experiences as a young man, surprised Conservative headquarters.What did he mean, the homosexual life?Nine states have outlawed homosexual marriages.Changing social values have increased the numbers of homosexual or unmarried households.The 6-3 ruling was hailed by gay activists as a landmark in homosexual rights.Should the case of the homosexual union be treated differently?Minton belonged to the kind of homosexual whose ideal is manly because their temperament is feminine.
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