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same gender loving (SGL)

Definition of Same Gender Loving

(noun) An Afrocentric sexual identity that refers to an individual who is sexually attracted to those of the same gender identity.

Same Gender Loving Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: same gen·der lov·ing

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /sAYm jEn-duhr lUHv-ing/
  • British English – /sAYm jEn-duh lUHv-ing/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /seɪm ˈʤɛndər ˈlʌvɪŋ/
  • British English – /seɪm ˈʤɛndə ˈlʌvɪŋ/

Usage Notes

  • Abbreviation: SGL
  • This term correlates with the terms gay and bisexual used within other communities.

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Cite the Definition of Same Gender Loving

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2017. “same gender loving.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 29, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/same-gender-loving/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

same gender loving. (2017). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/same-gender-loving/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2017. “same gender loving.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 29, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/same-gender-loving/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“same gender loving.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2017. Web. 29 May. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/same-gender-loving/>.