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gay

noun homoerotic, homophile, homosexual, life partner, same sex partner
Associated concepts: gay marriage
See also: jocular
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It's important to ask what it means to have such a powerful exhibit about AIDS that excludes gay men.
One of the reasons we cling so firmly to the view that gay men are "them" is that it so conveniently distances us from uncomfortable notions about our own sexuality we'd just as soon not face.
When I'm in a gay bookstore, all I see are these books filled with photos of nude gay men romping through a beach," says Atwood.
Crystal has been a problem for gay men as far back as 15 years ago on the West Coast, when it was more of a speed-using area compared to the East Coast.
Weatiez is not the only young straight man posting such personal videos of himself on YouTube to the immense gratitude of gay men everywhere.
In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released preliminary data from a seven-year, seven-city study of 15- to 22-year-old gay men that showed an alarmingly high incidence of unprotected anal sex--41 percent of respondents.
Although these rewritings of the Stonewall narrative have helped bring lesbians and people of color into mainstream gay politics by situating them at its mythically inclusive origin, Bravmann shows how they have also encouraged lesbians and gay men to overlook the racial and gender tensions and prejudices which continue to fragment the gay community.
Bawer and many other lesbians and gay men are pinched between the church's possible but miserable demands and the homosexual establishment's toujours gai indifference to the emotional consequences of sexual relationships and rejection of genuine moral questions associated with sexuality.
In the case of gay men and lesbians, the assumption leads to lopsided public discussions.
Gay men are less likely to seek help because a preoccupation with physical appearance is considered a social norm by many.
True, for many decades, gay men and lesbians who wanted to serve were thrown out; even so, the only gay people who really took an interest in the subject were those who wanted to serve and weren't allowed to.
Chauncey admits that effeminacy among gay men did not disappear after 1940.