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Terms used to describe homosexuality have gone through many changes since the emergence of the first terms in the midth century. In English, some terms in widespread use have been sodomiteSapphicUranianhomophilelesbiangaytwo-spiritand same-sex attracted.

Some of these words are specific to women, some to men, and some can be used of either. Gay people may also be identified under the umbrella terms queer and LGBT.

Homosexual was coined in Academia continues to coin related terms, including androphilia and gynephilia which designate only the object of attraction, thus divorcing the terms from sexual orientation entirely.

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Numerous slang terms exist for homosexuals or homosexuality. Some communities have cantsa rich jargon used among a subgroup almost like a secret language, such as Polari in the U. The term homosexual can be used as an adjective to describe the sexual attractions and behaviors of people attracted to the same sex.

Author and gay pioneer Quentin Crisp said that the term should be "homosexualist," adding that no one says "I am a sexual. Even if they do not consider the term offensive, some people in same-sex relationships may object to being described as homosexual because they identify as bisexualpansexualor another orientation.

Rictor noton myth modern homosexual adoption style guides recommend that the terms homosexual and homosexuality be avoided altogether, lest their use cause confusion or arouse controversy.

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