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

ho′mo·phile′ n.
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(ˈhəʊməˌfaɪl; ˈhɒm-)
(Psychology) a rare word for homosexual
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(ˈhoʊ məˌfaɪl)

1. a homosexual.
2. advocating the rights and welfare of homosexuals.
[1955–60; homo- + -phile]
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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 - a homosexual man
gay woman, tribade - a female homosexual
Adj.1.homophile - homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
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Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to members of one's own sex:
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On November 2, 1969, Craig Rodwell, his partner Fred Sargeant, Ellen Broidy, and Linda Rhodes proposed the first pride march to be held in New York City by way of a resolution at the Eastern Regional Conference of Homophile Organisations (ERCHO) meeting in Philadelphia.
Whether they are 'practising', 'homophile', 'initiates', 'unstraights', 'wordly', 'versatile', 'questioning', or simply 'in the closet', the world I am discovering, with its 50 shades of gay, is beyond comprehension.
That figure is Harry Hay (1912-2002), who was both the founder of the first "homophile" organization in the United States (and thus a founder of the contemporary American LGBT movement) and, later in his career, a theorist of distinctly gay male modes of consciousness, which he believed to hold revolutionary potential.
His book covers the struggles of the Mattachine Society, one of the first modern "homophile" organizations, in opposing the "lavender scare" of the early Cold War years--a moral panic that culminated in the government barring homosexuals from federal employment on the grounds that they posed a special security risk due to blackmail concerns.
He faults LGBT historians for their failure to understand this system, yet his understanding of the homophile movement seems at least as shaky--particularly his characterization of ONE, Inc.
EpCAM (epithelial cell adhesion molecule) protein is an adhesion molecule of epithelial cells which mediates in the homophile interactions of cell - cell [2].
Sex with neighbors: Canada and Canadians in the US Homophile Press.
The book begins with an examination of gay marriage during the homophile era of the 1950s and early 1960s, but quickly moves beyond Stonewall to track the earliest gay marriage cases from the 1970s.
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." The author castigates his fellow homosexuals for holding themselves back in a self-declared "ghetto," declaring that "the homophile movement is needed, as Isreal [sic] is needed, at this point in history," and urges the readers to join him in fighting for full integration and equality.
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).
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.