What is homophile?

  • (adj): Homosexual or arousing homosexual desires.
    Synonyms: gay, queer


The word homophile is an alternative to the word for homosexual or gay. The homophile movement also refers to the gay rights movement of the 1950s and '60s.

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Stephen Donaldson (activist) - College Years (1965–1970) - Founding of Student Homophile League - Subsequent Chapters and Organizations
... gay groups outside the SHL network included the Boston University Homophile Committee, Fight Repression of Erotic Expression (FREE) at the University of ... the rest of the 1960s not only as national leader of the Student Homophile League but also as an elected officer of the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO) and ...
LGBT Movements In The United States - Student Rights Movements - Early Student Groups
... The Student Homophile League was the first student gay rights organization in the United States, established at Columbia University in 1967 ... He established the Student Homophile League because was forced by school administration to move out of his residence hall after complaints from roommates about living ... With his assistance, Student Homophile League branches were chartered at Cornell University and New York University in 1968 and at the Massachusetts ...
Craig Rodwell - Early Activism
... Also in 1967, Rodwell began the group Homophile Youth Movement in Neighborhoods (HYMN) and began to publish its periodical, HYMNAL ... Annual Reminder picketing of Independence Hall held from 1965–1969 Homophile Youth Movement rallies in 1967, and was present at the Stonewall Riots in 1969 ... in the Mattachine Society until April 1966 and in several other early homophile rights organizations ...
Terminology Of Homosexuality - History of Homosexual Terminology - Homophile
... occasional use today, particularly in writing by Anglican clergy), the term homophile was an attempt to avoid the clinical implications of sexual pathology ...
Unrelated Meaning of "Homophile", in Laboratory Experimentation On Animals
... With no relationship to the dominant sense of "homophile", in an 1896 article on vivisection in Proceedings of the American Microscopical Society, Pierre A ... Fish used the term "homophile" to refer to advocates of animal vivisection as an alternative to early-stage human experimentation ... word "homos" (ὁμός, "same") which is the basis of the established and now exclusive sense of "homophile" ...