homosexuality, homosexualism, homoeroticism, queerness, gayness
Meaning: a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
HOMOSEXUALITY AMONG TRAMPS.
Another and very powerful influence in 'tramps' toward homosexuality is that, in the low lodging houses they are obliged to frequent, a single bed is perhaps double to one with a bedmate whom perhaps he has never seen before, and especially in hot weather, when the rule is nakedness.
Had his sexual experiences subsequently proved normal, he doubts if those before 12 could be held to give evidence of homosexuality, but only of precocious nervous and sexual irritability, greatly heightened and directed by the secret practices of the children with whom he associated.