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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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In the fifth and last chapter Cohen assesses the directions Israeli gay cinema is heading and suggests that it is showing signs of becoming a "cinema of marginality" rather than a cinema that focuses on gayness per se.
Consequently, 'in focusing on the interaction between gay men and their environment in both marked and unmarked spaces' (27), Brekhus identifies a number of identity management strategies which vary the configuration of gayness according to space/time setting.
The 'Darwinian paradox' of gayness has puzzled scientists for decades.
The ``Darwinian paradox'' of gayness has puzzled scientists for decades.
The history of gayness has been seen as a white thing," she said, "so immigrants often see it as an American thing--not as part of my culture.
Alim's masquerade is his gayness in the face of his family's desire to arrange a Muslim heterosexual marriage for him.
Readers may share this convincingly written teen angst, although, difficult as the subject of gayness and sexuality in general is for everyone, the path is somewhat less painful when the participants are uniformly gorgeous, intelligent.
HE'S ALL MAN": LEARNING MASCULINITY, GAYNESS, AND LOVE FROM AMERICAN MOVIES by John M.
Consider that gayness is the contemporary signifier ne plus ultra of bourgeois subjectivity: How interesting to imagine these works as if gayness were deployed by Goncalves to take on the history of painting's bourgeois status while simultaneously attempting to resexualize homosexuality (the show's title was "Twelve Inches"), which by now has been Will & Grace'd to the point that it looks like, well, normative reproductive heterosexuality.
At the end of a 1994 essay in The New York Times Magazine, Andrew Solomon made this astounding statement: "Perhaps, like the search for a cure to gayness, the search for a cure for the deaf will be dropped by respectable institutions--which would be both a bad and a good thing.
It explores why gayness is perceived as a threat, especially to the education of young children, when it has the potential to enrich the worldviews of both children and adults.