Gay men are male homosexuals , or men whose sexual identity or sexual behavior is predominantly directed toward other men. Some bisexual and homoromantic men may also dually identify as gay, and a number of young gay men today also identify as queer. Gay men today continue to face significant discrimination in large parts of the world, including in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In the United States, many gay men still face discrimination in their daily lives,  though some openly gay men have reached national success and prominence, including Tim Cook and Pete Buttigieg. For a time, the term gay was used as a synonym for anything related to homosexual men.
Homosexual men and women
Homosexual men (and lesbian men) in a heterosexual genre: three gangster films from Hong Kong
In this article we explore public discourse around one marginalized group in early-modern English society, men who engaged in sexual relations with other males. To do this we use a large corpus of seventeenth century texts, the Early English Books Online corpus. Our exploration leads us to consider a number of methodological issues, notably low frequency data and the classical framing of some words. We consider the historical context which brings this about, the impact of such data on our study and the importance of close reading in understanding words in discourse.
Gender-Related Traits of Heterosexual and Homosexual Men and Women
From the Department of Pediatrics Dr. Interviews with young men ages 16 to 22 who had had at least one homosexual experience to orgasm revealed that certain significant events over a period of time usually preceded the individual's self-designation, "I am a homosexual. Four years separated the mean ages of first homosexual experience to orgasm 14 and self-designation as a homosexual. Roesler T, Deisher RW. Coronavirus Resource Center.