homoromanticism

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From homoromantic +‎ -ism.

NounEdit

homoromanticism (uncountable)

  1. The state of being being romantically attracted to the same gender.
    • 1993, Arthur Lipkin, "The Case for a Gay and Lesbian Curriculum", The High School Journal, Volume 77, Number 1/2, October/November 1993 - December 1993/January 1994, page 103:
      For example, analysis of Thoreau's poem “Sympathy” (“Lately, alas, I knew a gentle boy") is enriched by considering its homoromanticism.
    • 2005, Louisa Ellen Stein, "'They Cavort, You Decide': Transgenericism, Queerness, and Fan Interpretation in Teen TV", Spectator, Volume 25, Issue 1, Spring 2005, page 21:
      In Smallville’s teen fantasy, the themes of alienation and the search for identity easily transmute into homoromanticism and sympathetic queerness.
    • 2006, "The homoromanticism of Sufjan Stevens' little ditties", The Georgia Straight, 2 December 2006 (used in title only)

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