This essay argues that many of the conditions that justify current affirmative action programs would also justify their extension to gay people, both in terms of compensation for injuries suffered and in terms of benefit to both individuals and society generally. Being gay, lesbian, or bisexual is sexual orientation. The Official Biography" London: Retrieved 30 July
Sexual preference is a term that might apply to a bisexual person who prefers people of a particular biological sex. Unlike members of other minority groups e. Used to describe men and women attracted to the same sex, though lesbian is the more common term for women.
Similarly, Fred Gilbert and G. Yes, a large portion of the GLBT community has a preference for, or is involved in, a longstanding relationship. To understand these terms, we must first understand the difference between biological sex and gender identity. Heterosexism confers rights and privileges to heterosexual people that are denied to gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. Well into the mid 20th century a middle-aged bachelor could be described as "gay", indicating that he was unattached and therefore free, without any implication of homosexuality.
Although events in a person's life can be catalysts toward self-discovery, sexual experience is not necessary for anyone to understand their sexual orientation. GACC a youth-led grassroots movement to make the U. MacDermott 's music hall song of the s, "Charlie Dilke Upset the Milk" — "Master Dilke upset the milk, when taking it home to Chelsea; the papers say that Charlie's gay, rather a wilful wag! For the sexual orientation, see Homosexuality. Gross, executive secretary for the George W.