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Homosexual
a person whose primary ertoic, psychological, emotional, and social orientation is toward members of the same sex
Gay
a homosexual person, typically a homosexual male
lesbian
a homosexual female
sexual orientation
sexual attraction to one's own sex (homosexual), to the other sex (heterosexual), to both sexes (bisexual), or lack of sexual interest to either sex (asexual)
gender nonconformity
a lack of conformity to stereotypical masculine and feminine behaviors
Gay affirmative therapy
therapy to help homosexual clients cope with negative societal attitudes
conversion therapy/ sexual reorientation therapy
therapy to help homosexual men and women change their sexual orientation
homophobia
irrational fears of homosexuality, the fear of the possibility of homosexuality in oneself, or loathing toward one's own homosexuality
Coming out
the process fo becoming aware of and disclosing one's homosexual identity
passing
presenting a false image of being heterosexual