homosexual

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homosexual

1. a person who is sexually attracted to members of the same sex
2. of or relating to homosexuals or homosexuality
3. of or relating to the same sex

homosexual

[¦hō·mə′sek·shə·wəl]
(biology)
Of, pertaining to, or being the same sex.
(psychology)
Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting homosexuality.
One who practices homosexuality.
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When we attempted to estimate HIV seroprevalence in Santiago among homosexually active men in the mid-1990s, our data indicated rates of 15-20%, (12) an estimate repeated fairly consistently throughout Latin America.
The involvement with boys, he says, is "homosexual activity, but that doesn't mean the person who's doing it is homosexually oriented.
Nor is it inappropriate to inform homosexually oriented individuals, particularly the young, that competent studies (cited extensively in the work) support the conclusion that it is indeed possible to effect this change if appropriate help can be provided.
Finally, this reproductive health focus of gender glues the marginalisation of sex workers and gay and other homosexually active men back into the theorem of deviance, for when relations between men and women in regard to sex are the focus of attention, they are assumed to be "normal" because they are normative (i.
Gay and other homosexually active men have experienced high levels of HIV infection and AIDS, and many are married and have sexual relations with women as well as men.
That the gambit was ever undertaken is what's amazing given the initial report's finding that "at least fifty percent of the fleet have sinned homosexually at some time in their naval service, " and its admission that they "couldn't afford to throw them all out as the navy would not be adequately manned.
If the Vatican remains serious about psychological testing for seminarians in order to screen out those who are homosexually oriented, I suggest they administer the same testing to all active priests, bishops and the pope and laicize all for whom a homosexual orientation is indicated.
The CMA cites studies which indicate that, although at risk, a high percentage of students with SSA do not become homosexually active in adulthood.
The large number of homosexually oriented priests and bishops, while not themselves pedophiles, gave a pass to abusers of teenagers because of their own secret sexual lives.
While there were still many ways that books with sexual material could be marginalized--primarily through church-sponsored national pressure and watchdog groups such as the National Organization for Decent Literature and Citizens for Decent Literature--one of the major thresholds in the public dissemination of homosexually themed books was a series of court cases that essentially broke down the major legal barriers for the publication of explicitly sexual materials.
Sebastian's Angels group accused the cardinal of conducting a "witch hunt" against homosexually active priests, actually recommending that the future Pope Benedict be sodomized by some of them.