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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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Lifestylers' or 'peacocks' have high-density, long-duration gay identities: using Brekhus's metaphorical percentages, lifestylers are one hundred per cent gay, one hundred per cent of the time, enacting one hundred per cent gayness in the presentation of self.
In the final analysis, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy presents us with a preparation in which gayness has become domesticated, unthreatening, and constructive to the interests of heterosexual fulfillment.
Sean Hayes remains a complicated and private element of the extra-textual gayness of the program.
Like a stealth bomber, Muscarella's article flies below the radar in a battle over the essence of gayness.
Second, gayness is similarly linked with bizarre ch aracteristics and behavior.
Watch out, overly sensitive gays: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang might rub you the wrong way, even as it normalizes gayness in a genre never known for its queer characters.
Gay people are gradually coming to an awareness that gayness matters in the way we lead our lives; that it is not some insignificant factor in life like a preference for grapes over strawberries.
Marco (Adamo Ruggiero) came out a few years ago--and even dated Paige's brother for a while--and now his gayness is just there.
Who knew that Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening's neighbors in American Beauty could encapsulate the contradictory state of gayness at the local megaplex?
And they went around the room and talked about the impact of my gayness on their life and said they loved me and wanted me to get help.
Grandpops is no more sensitive to Louis' emerging gayness and cautions him, "You're sposed to be a man.