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a person's erotic and emotional orientation toward members of his or her own gender or members of the other gender

sexual orientation

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a person whose sexual orientation is toward members of the same gender

homosexual

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a person whose sexual orientation is toward members of the other gender

heterosexual

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a person whose sexual orientation is toward both men and women

bisexual

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homosexual; especially male homosexuals

gay

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a woman whose sexual orientation is toward other women

lesbian

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heterosexual; that is, a person whose sexual orientation is toward members of the opposite gender

straight

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a strong, irrational fear of homosexuals; negative attitudes and reactions to homosexuals

homophobia

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negative attitudes and behaviors toward gays and lesbians; also known as sexual prejudice

antigay prejudice

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the belief that everyone is heterosexual and that heterosexuality is the norm; homosexuality is denigrated

heterosexism

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a homosexual who is "in the closet"; who keeps his or her sexual orientation a secret

covert homosexual

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a homosexual who is "out of the closet", who is open about his or her sexual orientation

overt homosexual

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the process of acknowledging to oneself, and then to others, that one is gay or lesbian

coming out

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clubs where gay men can socialize; features include a swimming pool or whirlpool and access to casual sex

gay baths

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one's self-identity as homosexual, heterosexual, or bisexual

sexual identity

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a theoretical model in psychology and psychiatry in which mental problems are thought of as sickness or mental illness; the problems in turn are often thought to be due to biological factors

medical model

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any one of a number of treatments designed to turn LGBs into heterosexuals

conversion or reparative therapy