refers to people who are primarily romantically, physically, and/or sexually attracted to people of the same sex or gender. It tends to be refer specifically to men who are attracted to and have romantic and sexual relationships with other men, but it can also be applied to women. It is umbrella term used to refer to the LGBQ community as a whole, as well as an individual sexual identity label that someone may choose to use for themselves. See our LGBTQ+ Lives and Issues Overview.

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