sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one’s own sex.
Contemporary Examples

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 Zoë Blackler November 26, 2012

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 Ruth Graham June 13, 2014

“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 Jay Michaelson July 5, 2014

homosexuality and gay marriage has become, in the minds of some, the litmus test of faith.
Bishop Gene Robinson on His New Book ‘God Believes in Love’ & More David Sessions September 20, 2012

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 James Kirchick January 1, 2014

Historical Examples

homosexuality was, of course, known before they came, but they made it honorable.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6) Havelock Ellis

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 Kenneth Ingram

homosexuality of all kinds flourished, it will be seen, notwithstanding the fearless yet fair application of a very severe law.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6) Havelock Ellis

homosexuality in English schools has already been briefly referred to in chapter iii.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6) Havelock Ellis

sexual attraction to or sexual relations with members of the same sex Compare heterosexuality

1892; see homosexual + -ity.

homosexuality ho·mo·sex·u·al·i·ty (hō’mə-sěk’shōō-āl’ĭ-tē, -mō-)

Sexual orientation to persons of the same sex.

Sexual activity with another of the same sex.

A sexual attraction between persons of the same sex. (See gay and lesbian; compare heterosexuality.)


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