homosexuality and innocence

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Jan 30 03:29:51 UTC 2011

At 1/29/2011 06:55 PM, Ann Burlingham wrote:
>"By constantly emphasizing
>"homosexual" instead of using the terms "gay" or "lesbian", the sexual
>component of gays and lesbians are emphasized above all other aspects
>of their lives. "

Here, presumably, is a use of "homosexual" that is not "innocent" in
Jon's sense.  (It may be conscious or with some writers unconscious.)


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