It has nevertheless been claimed that gay stands for "Good As You", but there is no evidence for this: It is impossible to convert heterosexuals to being homosexual. Thus, sexual orientation is integrally linked to the intimate personal relationships that human beings form with others to meet their deeply felt needs for love, attachment, and intimacy. Although early writers also used the adjective homosexual to refer to any single-sex context such as an all-girls schooltoday the term is used exclusively in reference to sexual attraction, activity, and orientation. Sexual orientation Homosexuality Bisexuality pansexuality polysexuality Demographics Biology Environment. There is little doubt that the homosexual sense is a development of the word's traditional meaning, as described above. Retrieved 26 May
However, the available evidence indicates that the vast majority of lesbian and gay adults were raised by heterosexual parents and the vast majority of children raised by lesbian and gay parents eventually grow up to be heterosexual.
The New York Times. There is a huge difference between sexual activity and sexual attraction. In many cultures, homosexual people are frequently subject to prejudice and discrimination. Books About Food," 15 Nov. This is the only major piece of research into female sexuality that has looked at how women understand being homosexual since Kinsey in Consistency and change over time".
The word lesbian is derived from the name of the Greek island Lesboswhere the poet Sappho wrote largely about her emotional relationships with young women. Others—from factions within mainstream Protestantism to organizations of Reform rabbis—have advocated, on theological as well as social grounds, the full acceptance of homosexuals and their relationships. A term, which means being open or public about being lesbian, gay or bisexual. Retrieved 7 August If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.