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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

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /seɪm ˈdʒɛndər ˈləvɪŋ/
    • British English
      • /seɪm ˈdʒɛndə ˈlʌvɪŋ/
  • Syllabification: (same gen·der lov·ing)

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 September 18, 2019 (https://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 https://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 September 18, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/same-gender-loving/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“same gender loving.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2017. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/same-gender-loving/>.