Psychological Science in the Public Interest. Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual. I can accept the sweetness and creativity of their lifestyle. Category Portal. Look up homosexual in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. After World War II, as social attitudes toward sexuality began to change, gay was applied openly by homosexuals to themselves, first as an adjective and later as a noun.
They include internalized homophobia a term referring to an individual's self-directed stigma, reflecting the adoption of society's negative attitudes about homosexuality and the application of them to oneselfperceived stigma which relates to the expectation that one will be rejected and discriminated against and leads to a state of continuous vigilance that can require considerable energy to maintain; it is also referred to as felt stigmaand concealment of one's sexual orientation or transgender identity.
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