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uranism

(ˈjʊərænɪzəm)
n
a rare word for (esp male) homosexuality
[C20: from German Uranismus, from Greek ouranios heavenly, i.e. spiritual; compare Uranian (sense 5)]

uranism

the practice of homosexuality between males. — uranist, n.
See also: Homosexuality
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He advocated the freedom of sexual choice and modelled a cult of Uranism on Pausanias' praise of the Eros of Celestial Aphrodite, a love that is goverened by strict conventions that 'impels a lover to pay a great deal of serious attention to the question of virtue' as well as for the boy who is the object of the lovers affection (Plato 1994:19).
Created in anticipation of the 175th anniversary next year of Ulrich's birth, this page gives details about the man said to be the first out-and-proud gay activist, including his writings, his passions, and his coining the word uranism to describe homosexuality.
If we weigh all the contributions which homosexual women have made to the Women's Movement, one would be astounded that its large and influential organizations have not lifted a finger to obtain justice in the state and in society for the not so small number of its Uranian members, and that they have done absolutely nothing to this very day to protect so many of its most well-known and most worthy female predecessors in this battle from ridicule and scorn when they explain to the greater public about the true essence of Uranism.
Uranism was inborn, biological, and irrepressible, he claimed.