Someone who is attracted to the same gender romantically or sexually.
This is a group that is ridiculed quite often, and I will list a few reasons why, and prove that there is nothing wrong with homosexuality. However, I will also refrain from insulting other orientations or religions.
1- The bible
Many people believe that they should hate homosexuals because the bible says it is wrong. I believe this is a misinterpretation. However, for those of you who don't, I still have reasons for you to stop the hate. For one thing, Homosexuality as a sin is equal to masturbation. They are both acts of acquiring sexual pleasure without the purpose of reproduction. I believe nearly everyone has masturbated before, no matter what their sexual orientation or religion. If you are catholic, you might argue that you go to confession after masturbation, so it's all okay. Well what about all of the non-catholics who masterbate? Are you going to hate them just because they did it without going to confession? I doubt it. And what do you think god would dislike the most? It is one thing to commit a sin, but to hate an entire group of people for it is far worse. Whether you think homosexuality is moral or not, I believe that god would appreciate it most if everyone could learn to coexist anyway.

2- "It's not natural!"
This is one reason that I understand the least. I'm definitely sure that my sexuality was something I was born with, therefore making it natural. You could say the same thing about someone with dark skin or slanted eyes, but it actually is natural, whether you would prefer it to be or not. However, many of you do not buy this and think it's an excuse or a cover-up. Just think about this... Why would a person pretend to be something that is so socially unacceptable? Are we doing it as a cry for attention? Maybe you should get to know an individual who is gay. Examine their common personality traits. You can tell from getting to know someone whether they are the type who is desperate for attention or not. If the person doesn't seem to be after all the attention, they might in fact, be gay or lesbian. Sure, many gays and lesbians seem to be a bit wild or harsh, but this isn't how everyone in the GLBT community is, and this is just a stereotype anyway. Besides any of this, is it really neccessary to hate someone for something they engage in privately? Whether it disgusts you or not, it isn't impossible to be friends with someone just because they are of a different sexuality.

3- HIV/AIDS
Many people seem to think that aids is a way of punishing homosexuals. They also think that homosexuals are the ones primarily spreading HIV. This doesn't make sense, considering the origin of HIV, and the groups who are affected by it. AIDS was proven to be spread by apes, not homosexuals. Not only that, but many straight people have caught HIV, too. The largest amount of people who have AIDS are people in Africa. I am obviously not referring to homosexuals in africa. It is a disease that is affecting much of Africa's population today. How often do you hear about an AIDS outbreak in San Fransisco? I honestly don't think I ever have, other than from rumors started in the 80's before we new enough about the virus to make a valid decision on it's origin.

4- Other differences between gay and straight people
Homosexuals are commonly associated with odd behavior such as walking oddly or talking with a lisp. If you really think about it, isn't it a bit shallow to hate someone just because they act or look a little different? Other than that, we are only talking about a fraction of the gay community when we talk about behavior, speech, and appearance. While some gay men like to keep a more feminine appearance, others like to appear more masculine. While some lesbians look less feminine, many of them can be very girly. There are a lot of people who you would never expect them to be a homosexual unless they told you.


Male#1: I'm a homosexual.

Male#2: Me too!

Male#1: Wanna go out sometime?

Male#2: sure!

*hug and cute kiss on the cheek*

Homophobe: Eww, that's not natural! God doesn't like it, and you're going to spread HIV! You are TOTALLY different from straight people like me.

Male#1: I'm sorry that you can't accept me for who I am. However, I think you should look up "homosexuality" on urban dictionary and read more about it before you judge us.

by Pikachuuuu July 18, 2008
A name commonly given to your average everyday person who works hard each day to make a living. A person who prefers the same sex for sexual activities. A person denied common rights such as marriage, getting into the emergency room with their mate is dying, and filing their taxes together. As varied as their straight counterparts, but stereotyped as being effeminate, dressing brightly or "metrosexual," and being promiscuous. Steretyped and being unmanly, weak, and having "mama" issues.
I'm a gay man who works a corporate job, drives a truck, drinks beer, works in the yard and prefers t-shirts, jeans, and country music. Take your sterotypes and shove 'em. PS - ever had a gay guy kick your ass? Want to now?
by Bo C July 09, 2004
1) A person that pursues romantic and/or sexual relations with the same sex.
2) Adjective for matters pertaining to acts contextual to romantic and/or sexual relations between persons of the same sex.
1) Of course she is just friends with him, he is homosexual.
2) Homosexual acts were often a part of initiatory introduction to same-sex organizations like the medieval guilds or the clergy.
by The eternal grunt May 27, 2004
a normal person, who just has a diffrent taste in people

If someone is happy, and not afraid to be themselves, why should their sexual preference matter?
fuck you if your homophobic, homosexuals and bisexuals rock. they're the funnest people to hang out with.
by ImapunkGCchick (Joleen) March 10, 2005
Sexually attracted to the same sex. That is, men who want it from men, and women who want it from women. Not necessarily obsessed with anal or oral sex. The common slang term is "gay." (Also used is "queer," but you shouldn't use that term unless you are yourself one.)

Not necessarily any more lewd, kinky, perverted, or normal than straights...but not necessarily any less so.
"Those scripture-thumpers are protesting the idea of a homosexual running for the Senate."
"Huh? I thought that candidate was just gay!"
by Qit February 25, 2004
Someone who feels attracted to people of the same sex (see previous)

Maybe someday the church will realize that being a homosexual is not wrong, like when they realized the Earth isn't flat or the center of the universe.
Priest: The Bible says being a homosexual is not natural, that's why it is sin!
Person: So it means I can sell my daughter into slavery? Awesome!
by Luizza November 06, 2006
A group of individuals subjected to thousands of years worth of ostracism, oppression, torture, and genocide. In some countries today, they are actively hunted by secret police, questioned under grueling, inhuman circumstances, and forced to reveal the names of other homosexuals who in turn receive the same treatment.

Though their origins are genetic, and they have been around longer than any organized religion, they are the 'outcasts', and they are the 'unnatural'.

With unsung bravery, they reveal themselves to society, and are scorned, bashed, and in some cases murdered. Through tolerance, speaking out, and EVERYONE LEAVING US THE FUCK ALONE, perhaps one day, homosexuals will gain their rightful place among the equal.
Homosexuals in today's news:

"Human rights groups have condemned the "barbaric" murder of a 14-year-old boy, who, according to witnesses, was shot on his doorstep by Iraqi police for the apparent crime of being gay." ~05 May 2006

What's the US's take? Don't ask, don't tell.
by angryamerican May 06, 2006
Someone who is attracted to the same sex and does not like the opposite sex.
Sissy is quite the homosexual, she likes women.
by Love slave June 14, 2007

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