latent homosexuality

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latent homosexuality

[′lāt·ənt ‚hō·mə‚sek·shə′wal·əd·ē]
(psychology)
Homosexual tendencies present in the unconscious but not felt or expressed overtly.
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For 21 years, my three children grew up together with my alcoholic, psychologically abusive, and latent homosexual husband who gave minimal material support to usuntil we separated later.
We've got latent homosexual flattop/mustache combos riding atop corn-fed, hot-dog-stacked rednecks with chips on their shoulders who've found their way into law enforcement; dykes with handcuffs who you want NO part of; and pigs in paratrooper gear--no belts, giving the impression of morbidly obese Ninja Turtles, an effect heightened by the paramilitary boots they wear--always lurking on the periphery.
Hector is discovered sexually assaulting a boy and later Irwin's latent homosexual inclinations emerge.
Yoo also gives a convincing physicality to the latent homosexual fears/longings that inhabit the Korean male psyche.
Binding's notion that Lyngstrand is a latent homosexual is equally far-fetched.
Slow down, smile for the speed camera, don't jump-lights and don't show any latent homosexual tendencies by coming too close to the exhaust pipe of the car in front
He writes: "For example, Bergler describes climbing as 'sublimated penis worship - the expression of latent homosexual desire'.
Even more significant to a reader searching for signs of latent homosexual desire are Jake's descriptions of the male-male engagement taking place in the bull ring.
Nokes is also of the belief that Gay was at least a latent homosexual, this on the basis of his reading of The Fan (fascination with women's clothes) and Achilles (a deconstruction of 'the gendered boundaries of male and female') and a general claim that Gay's writings 'are characterized by an ambiguous sexuality with distinct hermaphroditic tendencies'.
Of course, that was before Gore Vidal told the makers of ``The Celluloid Closet'' about the movie's latent homosexual subplot, a revelation made all the more amusing because it got Charlton Heston so riled up.