It is a notion which has been thoroughly discredited. Grove Press, p. As PlanetOutthe online gay site, explained a few days before the public outing of DeGeneres. Category Portal. They have a way of describing themselves as gay but the term is a misnomer.
Examples include "sporty" girls and "artistic" boys,  all with the stress deliberately on the otherwise completely innocent adjective.
Archived from the original on 15 May Karl-Maria Kertbeny coined the word homosexual in this letter. Views Read Edit View history. Possible choices include identifying as gay socially, while choosing to be celibateor while anticipating a first homosexual experience.
According to Rosario, Schrimshaw, Hunter, Braun"the development of a lesbian, gay, or bisexual LGB sexual identity is a complex and often difficult process.