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1. Gay or lesbian.
2. Actively concerned with the rights of gay men or lesbians.

ho′mo·phile′ n.


(ˈhəʊməˌfaɪl; ˈhɒm-)
(Psychology) a rare word for homosexual


(ˈhoʊ məˌfaɪl)

1. a homosexual.
2. advocating the rights and welfare of homosexuals.
[1955–60; homo- + -phile]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homophile - someone who practices homosexualityhomophile - someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
gay man, shirtlifter - a homosexual man
gay woman, lesbian, tribade - a female homosexual
Adj.1.homophile - homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
homosexual - sexually attracted to members of your own sex


Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to members of one's own sex:
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I think we need to constantly reaffirm our perspective in the fight for homophile rights, to realize that we are part of a broad, general movement towards a better, freer, happier world.
He seems to have loved irrationalist phrases such as "magical remedy" and "magical attraction" (zauberischen Reiz, which he used of a strong homophile attraction to Fleischl).
Visits from lesbian feminist writers and others "heightened Barbara's sense of her status as a foremother and helped her bridge the gap between the homophile and lesbian feminist movements," writes Passet.
The differences in innovation dimension can unravel whether there is a problem in terms of communication or the significant differences are due to homophile and proximity factors.
The Student Homophile Association was founded by Gary Jo Gardenhire, Bruce McKinney, and Gina Barnett and was officially recognized in 1976.
and 'Alternative Sensibilities, Homophile Inscriptions and Interpretations' (all 1998).
64) (6) Graves's "original" version required a sanitization of the more homophile moments of FitzGerald's verse and rewrote its ambiguities to tally with mid-twentieth-century homophobia.
In her latest in a series of biographies of leaders of the gay and lesbian civil rights movement, Windy City Times editor and writer Tracy Baim focuses on the groundbreaking work Gittings did for early lesbian and gay rights organizations such as Daughters of Bilitis and the Homophile Action League.
Other researchers (Steffes & Burgee, 2009) have shown that people who are connected through SNS have homophile relations, different tie strengths and similar decision-making patterns.
The national mobilization caused by World War II helped to create the conditions that allowed for the emergence of the homophile movement (as the early LGBT rights movement called itself).
Whether taking oral histories in the late 1970s about the pre-Stonewall homophile movement, sharing his conflicted feelings about same-sex marriage, or writing about his active leadership role in LGBT organizations, D'Emilio's essays are imbued with passion and authenticity.
A homosexual (man and man) or lesbian (woman and woman) or Homophile or gay exhibit an overwhelming desire to be intimate with members of same sex when the whole world considers this as immoral.