- There is no way that is even a word. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 15:06, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
- What would be better, a religious diatribe about how homosexuality is immoral and sending people to hell? Honestly. -C. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:28, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
>>The word gay refers to a person who is sexually interested in people of the same sex. >>But the focus of the word homosexual is on sex. >>The word gay talks about the whole person, not just what kind of sex partners he has.
In contrasting the word gay from homosexual, the writer seems to be saying "gay has so much more meaning than homosexual"
By the definition being used, the word 'gay' means 'same sex partner'.
There is only slight mention of homophobic. Where is the balancing information on the acts attributed to gays that cause concern in other people? Such as trolling, indecent parades. Using 'minority status' to attempt to silence critics.
The word homosexual is admittedly clinical, but it is also accurate. The word gay has become ambiguous, being co-opted for use to collect together several different groups.
The word homosexual, has a different designation that does not seem to be in the news. If homosexuals are true to their sexual selves, they will cease to exist. A genetic pre-disposition to sexual relations precludes procreation.
An alternate theory to gene-based sexual preference is 'Learned Preference'. Learned Preference may happen in the course of being raised, or by a tramatic event. For example, some children have a learned behavior when under stress, that they can inflict pain on themselves or on others. This infliction of pain gives them a sense of being "in control".
Currently some public entities are considering or have implemented tolerance programs for gays. Some programs have gone beyond "promoting tolerance" into actually "promoting gay" and even disparaging non-gay whether it be 'straight' or 'abstinence'. —This unsigned comment was added by More info~simplewiki (talk • changes) 00:02, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
- Are you just now noticing these programs? They have always disparaged everyone else pretty much since the year zero, but don't let those homosexuals get to you too much! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 00:25, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
Romantic interest?[change source]
I have rephrased the intro, and taken the romantic interest in people of the same sex into a phrase of its own. I do however think that from a scientific standpoint, it would be better to get references of reliable sources for these statements. There is probably a huge difference between someone having a same-sex best friend (rather common), and someone generally showing "romantic interest" in people of the same sex. EnWP can avoid this problem, as they state that gay can mean homosexual, but also has many other meanings. The article should probably be rewritten to reflect this. --Eptalon (talk) 10:34, 20 April 2011 (UTC)